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
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.