Public Welfare Medal

Médaille américaine

The Public Welfare Medal is awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences "in recognition of distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare." It is the most prestigious honor conferred by the Academy. First awarded in 1914, the medal has been awarded annually since 1976.
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award received: Public Welfare Medal

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Vannevar Bush

American electrical engineer and science administrator

works

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As We May Think

influential 1945 essay anticipating information society

author: Vannevar Bush

1945

articles

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We are in danger of building a Tower of Babel ( 1953 )

scientific article (publication date: February 1953)

author: Vannevar Bush

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

African-American astrophysicist, and science communicator

articles

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Q&A: The space crusader. ( 2014 )

scientific article published in May 2014

author: Neil deGrasse Tyson Ron Cowen

Astronomy: The planet that never was ( 2011 )

scientific article published in Nature

author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Warren Weaver

American mathematician

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Carl Sagan

American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator

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