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Energy Secretary Moniz to Present Enrico Fermi Awards

January 29, 2014 - 2:10pm


WASHINGTON – On Monday, February 3, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will present the 2013 Enrico Fermi Awards to Dr. Allen J. Bard, Director, Center for Electrochemistry and Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Andrew Sessler, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus and Director Emeritus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and former President of the American Physical Society. 

The Enrico Fermi Award is one of the government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. The Presidential award includes a medal as well as an honorarium of $50,000, which will be shared equally by the awardees. More information on the winners and the Fermi ceremony is available at:

In addition, the event will be live streamed at

WHO Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz

2013 Enrico Fermi Awards Ceremony


U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585

WHEN Monday, February 3, 2014
3:00 PM EST
RSVP To attend the event, please RSVP no later than 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 30 to For interviews with Dr. Bard or Dr. Sessler, also contact