THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Colorado Springs, Colorado) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 2, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NORMAN F. RAMSEY AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE
President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Norman F. Ramsey to serve as Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.
Mr. Norman F. Ramsey, of Brookline, Massachusetts, is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served as Higgins Professor of Physics at Harvard University since 1957. Dr. Ramsey was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1989 and was a recipient of the National Medal of Science in 1988. Dr. Ramsey has received numerous international awards and honors. Dr. Ramsey received an A.B. and M.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. for molecular beam studies from Columbia University and a Sc.D from Cambridge University and a Sc.D. from Oxford University.
The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959 (42 U.S.C. 1880) to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. Up to twenty individuals may be honored in any one calendar year. Medal of Science recipients are selected by the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.