President Obama presents National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to two APS Fellows

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Photo by Michael Lucibella

President Obama presented the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Feb. 1 to a total of 21 distinguished scientists and engineers. Among the winners were six Fellows of the APS: Sidney Drell, Stanford University; Sylvester James Gates, University of Maryland; John Goodenough, University of Texas at Austin; Art Rosenfeld, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and. Rangaswamy Srinivasan and James Wynne, both of the IBM Corp. In the photo, President Obama congratulates Srinivasan and Wynne, who were honored, together with their late colleague Samuel Blum, for the invention of excimer laser surgery, the technique that makes LASIK surgery possible.