The Caltech Archives
Welcome imageimageimage
Archives Catalog Entry

Medals and awards
National Medal of Science

Obverse has high-relief nude male figure crouching and pointing to equation, holding a prism. Reverse has inscription, name and date. Awarded by the President of the United States of America [John F. Kennedy] to Theodore von Karman, 1962. This was the first awarding of this medal.


ID: 1999-00395
Von Karman, Theodore (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician)

Creation Jan. 1, 1962

MEDIUM: Bronze; FORMAT: medal; LENGTH: 3.25 inches diam.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Aeronautics, Medals -- United States

For information on using Archives materials for commercial or educational purposes (including reproducing PhotoNet images) please see Access and Use.

Return to Search the Archives

Search Help

Caltech