Fellows Debbie Jin and Jun Ye will share a Department of Commerce Gold Medal this year for their seminal work on ultracold molecules and cold chemistry. The Gold Medal is the highest award presented by the Department of Commerce and NIST. The Gold Medal will be presented to Jin and Ye at a ceremony in December in Washington, D. C.
"It is the dedication of employees like Debbie and Jun that makes NIST what it is today," said Pat Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. "Congratulations and best wishes for continued success."