National Medal of Science - Physical Sciences 1998
BiographyA biographical memoir by D. Thorne Lay National Academy of Sciences, biography 9 pages, 14 pages total.
Name: Donald L. Anderson
Birth: 5 March, 1933
Death: 2 December, 2014
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Award: "For his leading contributions to understanding the composition, structure, and dynamics of Earth and Earth-like planets, and his influence on the advancement of Earth sciences over the past three decades nationally and internationally."
Presented by President William Jefferson Clinton in a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, 1999.
Title: Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics
Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
California Institute of Technology