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8 National Medals of Science awardees to be honored at gala, then the White House
Date:9/29/2008

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President George W. Bush will award the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology, honoring the nation's leading researchers, inventors and innovators, at a ceremony in the East Room at the White House at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2008. Reporters interested in covering the awards ceremony should call the White House Office of Media Affairs at (202) 456-6238 by the close of business on Friday, September 26, 2008 to request clearance. The ceremony also will be broadcast live with a link accessible on www.WhiteHouse.gov, as well as with the following:

2007 National Medal of Science Laureates:

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove - University of Pennsylvania

For her pioneering contributions in nuclear physics that have advanced research into many applications, including energy generation from fusion, dating of artifacts, and nuclear medicine; her passion for teaching; and her outstanding service to her profession.

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove is professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her principal scholarly work has been the preparation of evaluated reviews and summaries of what is known about the nuclei with mass numbers 5 to 20. These include isotopes of hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, neon and sodium. These elements are among the most interesting both from the point of view of basic nuclear research and for understanding the nucleosynthesis of elements in stars. Applied uses include energy generation through fusion, dating of artifacts, and nuclear medicine. Each year, over 1200 scientific papers are written by scientists all over the world dealing with the spectroscopy of the light nuclei; that is, the ways in which these nuclei absorb and emit energy. Ajzenberg-Se
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Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
lisajoy@nsf.gov
703-292-8311
National Science Foundation
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