Richard Garwin Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

On November 22, 2016, President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to physicist and science policy adviser Richard Garwin, alongside 20 other recipients. Dr. Garwin received the honor in recognition of a long career of research, invention, and advice to policymakers.

The ceremony can be viewed in its entirety here.  (you can jump ahead to portions involving Dr. Garwin at about minute 10 and then again at minute 40)

Also, the AIP article can be found here.

Richard Garwin is a polymath physicist who earned a Ph.D. under Enrico Fermi at age 21 and subsequently made pioneering contributions to U.S. defense and intelligence technologies, low-temperature and nuclear physics, detection of gravitational radiation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer systems, laser printing, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. He directed Applied Research at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center and taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard University. The author of 500 technical papers and a winner of the National Medal of Science, Garwin holds 47 U.S. patents, and has advised numerous administrations.

Garwin's publicly posted papers can be found at the Garwin Archive