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2012 Award for Physical Sciences - James K. Olthoff

James Olthoff and Katharine Gebbie
Credit: Washington Academy of Sciences

Physical Sciences awardee James K. Olthoff (left), Deputy Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Shown presenting the award is Katharine Gebbie, Director of the NIST Physics Laboratory.

He has received the 2012 Award for Physical Sciences from the Washington Academy of Sciences "for broad contributions to metrology through advancing plasma physics and through management of the NIST Measurement Services Program, the most robust, rigorous and diverse in the world."

Created March 24, 2017