Neil deGrasse Tyson
Award Name : Public Welfare Medal
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Social Work
Location : Manhattan, New York, United States
Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.He received Public Service Medal in 2015 for his extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science, from atoms to the Universe.