THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. ROBERT SCHRIEFFER TO THE PRESIDENT'S
COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Robert Schrieffer to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. The National Medal of Science was created by statute to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering.
Dr. Schrieffer holds the Eminent Scholar Chair with the State of Florida University System. He is a Professor of Physics at Florida State University and the University of Florida. He also serves as the Chief Scientist for the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Dr. Schrieffer won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1972 with two other scientists for their study for the microscopic theory of superconductivity. Dr. Schrieffer was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1984. Dr. Schrieffer holds a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
The President's Committee on the National Medal of Science reviews nominations and assists in deciding recipients of the National Medal of Science. This is a highly prestigious award and compares favorably with Nobel awards in science.