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President awards medals for science, technology and innovation

President Obama presented the 2011 National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation on Friday. The highest awards given to scientists, engineers and inventors by the federal government, they were bestowed to twelve researchers in a ceremony in the White House East Room.

Mathematicians Solomon Golomb and Barry Mazur were among the recipients. Solomon Golomb is a SIAM member.

You can view a complete transcript and a video of President Obama’s remarks, along with award citations here.

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