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Media Advisory 05-004

National Medals of Science Presentation Set for March 14

Top scientists honored at White House ceremony

March 8, 2005

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President Bush will honor eight recipients of the 2003 National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony March 14 at 10:35 a.m. As is the custom, he will also present the National Medals of Technology at the same event.

A live satellite feed will be available.  Coordinates are: Ku band- AMC 9, Transponder 14 and C Band - AMC 3, Transponder 14.

The ceremony is scheduled to be webcast, beginning at approximately 10:20 a.m. [ET]. At about that time, links to the webcast will available from the Web sites of the White House,, and the National Medals Foundation,

The science medal laureates and categories are:

Behavioral/Social Sciences: R. Duncan Luce,  Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine

Biological Sciences: J. Michael Bishop, M.D., Chancellor and University Professor, University of California, San Francisco; Solomon H. Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Charles Yanofsky, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology, Stanford University.

Engineering: John M. Prausnitz, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Mathematics: Carl R. De Boor, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Physical Sciences:  G. Brent Dalrymple, Dean and Professor Emeritus, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University; and Riccardo Giacconi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University



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