President Obama has named James Gates (Physics) as one of this year’s recipients of the National Medal of Science. The National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. Awarded annually, the Medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. This year’s 12 Medal of Science and 11 Medal of Technology and Innovation awardees received their awards at a White House ceremony on February 1 - listen to audio from the ceremony here. Gates has also been appointed to the position of University System of Maryland (USM) Regents Professor in recognition of his international achievements in the field of physics, service to the university and the citizens of Maryland and serving as ambassador for both the university and the field of physics.
Prof. Gates Received the National Medal of Science