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Theodore von Karman - GPN-2000-001500
In 1963 President Kennedy awarded Theodore von Karman the National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is an honor given by the President of the United States. It is awarded to people in science and engineering who did important work in behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

History

The National Medal of Science was made on August 25, 1959, by an act of the Congress of the United States. The medal was to be to honor scientists in the fields of the "physical, biological, mathematical or engineering sciences".


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