Dr. Leon Max Lederman, professor of physics at Columbia University, was one of 11 recipients of the National Medal of Science presented by President Johnson in a ceremony this weekend in the White House.
The Jewish scientist was cited as one of the most brilliant experimental physicists in the United States. His major recent discoveries have been in the field of meson physics. The National Medal of Science is the highest honor that the United States Government bestows on men of science. It was established by Congress in 1959.
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