Established in 1956, the Enrico Fermi Award is a presidential award and is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. Government. It is given to encourage excellence in research in energy science and technology benefiting mankind, to recognize scientists and engineers, and to inspire people of all ages to explore new scientific and technological horizons.
The Enrico Fermi Award represents a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy. The recipients noted below spent a part or all of their career at Los Alamos.
Siegfried S. Hecker (co-recipient: John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin)
George A. Cowan (co-recipient: Robley D. Evans, MIT)
Victor F. Weisskopf (co-recipient: Richard B. Setlow, BNL)
Luis Alvarez (co-recipient: Gerald F. Tape of Cornell, MIT, and BNL)
Marshall Rosenbluth (co-recipient: Norman Rasmussen, MIT)
Robert R. Wilson (co-recipient: George Vendryes, France)
Herbert L. Anderson and Seth Neddermeyer (co-recipients)
Harold M. Agnew (co-recipient: Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky, SLAC)
Norris E. Bradbury
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Hans A. Bethe
John von Neumann