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OLYMPIANS OF SCIENCE - A Display of Medals and Awards
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National Medal of Science, first awarded to Theodore von Kármán in 1962


Olympians of Science

 “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

François Marie Arouet Voltaire, 1694-1778


Exhibit overview

Case 1: The Triumvirate

Hale, Millikan and Noyes set the bar high at Caltech for exceptional scientific accomplishment.

Case 2: In War and Peace

Awards are won at Caltech for service to country and to humanity, often in hostile circumstances.

Case 3: A Hero of Science

Theodor von Kármán is globally decorated for his scientific, political and humanitarian achievements.

Case 4: Prizewinning Genes

Thomas Hunt Morgan establishes a line of prizewinners in the field of genetics at Caltech.


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