Published: Dec. 22, 2011

Physics Professor and JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane was recently selected by President Obama to chair the National Medal of Science Committee. The appointment was approved on Wedenesday, December 21st.

In a news release, President Obama said, "These fine public servants bring both a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles. Our nation will be well-served by these individuals, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come."

Murnane's work in optics is both nationally and internationally recognized. She was recently awarded the prestigious Royal Dublin Society Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence Award.

<Read the White House News Release>