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Leon M. Lederman Honorary Degrees and Awards

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  1. Election to the National Academy of Sciences, 1965.

  2. U.S. National Medal of Science, 1965.

  3. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 13 May 1970.

  4. Townsend Harris Medal, Alumni Association of the City College of New York, 1973.

  5. Elliot Cresson Prize of the Franklin Institute, 1976.

  6. President Jimmy Carter's Committee on the National Medal of Science, 21 March 1979.

  7. Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics, Israel, 1982.

  8. Doctor of Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 10 June 1983.

  9. Doctor of Humane Letters and Science, IIT, Chicago, Illinois, 17 May 1987.

  10. Doctor of Science, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, 7 May 1988.

  11. Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15 May 1988.

  12. Department of Energy Distinguished Associate Award, May 1988.

  13. Doctor of Science, City College of New York, New York, New York, 8 June 1988.

  14. Nobel Prize in Physics, December 1988.

  15. La laurea honoris causa in Fisica, Universita' degli Studi di Pisa, 21 March 1989.

  16. Member, American Philosophical Society, 21 April 1989.

  17. Doctor of Science, honoris causae, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois, 20 May 1989.

  18. Doctor of Humane Letters, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, 3 June 1989.

  19. Citation on the occasion of the dedication of IMSA (founded 1985) to the State of Illinois in honor of Dr. Leon Lederman and Gov. James Thompson, IMSA, Aurora, Illinois, 10 June 1989.

  20. Doctor of Humane Letters, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, 10 June 1989.

  21. Doctor of Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 11 June 1989.

  22. Doctor en Filosofia - Fisica, Honoris Causa, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2 August 1989.

  23. Honorary Degree, Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3 November 1989.

  24. Doctor of Philosophy of Physics, honoris causa, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1989.

  25. Appointment as member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 15 February 1990.

  26. Laureate of the Lincoln Academy, State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, 21 April 1990.

  27. Doctor of Science, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 19 May 1990.

  28. Doctor of Science, Columbia University, New York, New York, 26 September 1990.

  29. Public Affairs Committee Award, American Chemical Society, 22 March 1991.

  30. 1991 William Proctor Prize, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 1991.

  31. Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The City University of New York, New York City, New York, 11 May 1992.

  32. Doctor of Science, Adelphi University, Long Island, New York, 17 May 1992.

  33. Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois, 23 May 1992.

  34. Doctor of Science - honoris causa, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, 10 July 1992.

  35. Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 14 October 1992.

  36. Enrico Fermi Prize of the U.S. Department of Energy, 1992.

  37. Doctor of Humane Letters, State University of New York, Geneseo, New York, 15 May 1993.

  38. Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 23 May 1993.

  39. President's Medal, The City College, The City University of New York, New York, New York, 28 May 1993.

  40. Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 15 October 1993.

  41. Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, 21 May 1994.

  42. Appointment as a Tetelman Fellow at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 7 November 1994.

  43. Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 15 November 1994.

  44. The first Enrico Fermi History Maker Award, for distinction in Science, Medicine and Technology, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois, 8 June 1995.

  45. Doctor of Humane Letters, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 11 June 1995.

  46. Ordem Nacional do Merito Cientifico, Brasilia, Brazil, 13 June 1995.

  47. Universitario de la Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad Del Cusco, Cusco, Peru, Doctor, honoris causa, 16 August 1995.

  48. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, Doctor of Science, honoris causa, 18 May 1997.

  49. Doctor of Science, Bethany College, Bethany, Virginia, 24 May 1997.

  50. Doctor of Science, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 17 May 1998.

  51. Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 17 May 1998.

  52. Doctor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, December 1998.

  53. Doctor, honoris causa, Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia, 15 July 1998.

  54. Member, President Bill Clinton's Commission on White House Fellowships, 13 April 1999.

  55. Diploma, Miembro Correspondiente, La Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, October 1999.

  56. 1999 Medallion, Division of Particles and Fields, Mexican Physical Society, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 11 November 1999.

  57. Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 5 November 2000.

  58. Doctor of Humane Letters, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 21 January 2001.

  59. Doctor of Science, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, May 2004.

  60. Doctor of Public Service, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 16 May 2004.

  61. Doctor of Science Education, honoris causa, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 12 December 2004.

  62. Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, 6 May 2006.

  63. Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 24 October 2008.

  64. Vannevar Bush Prize, presented by the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation, 2012.