2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science presented

The 2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were presented last night at an online event by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Melissa Price, the Minister for Science and Technology. The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science was awarded to Professor Edward C. Holmes from the University of Sydney for his transformative role in the scientific response to … Continue reading 2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science presented

Physics and chemistry in PM’s Prize limelight

Four physicists and a chemist have taken out the top awards in this year’s Australian Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science was shared by Emeritus Professor David Blair and Professors David McClelland, Susan Scott and Peter Veitch for their critical contributions to the first direct detection of gravitational waves. The … Continue reading Physics and chemistry in PM’s Prize limelight

2016 Prime Minister’s science prize winners

Can the concept of backburning be applied to invasive species? Rick Shine, a herpetologist at the University of Sydney thinks so – and it’s work such as this that earned him the 2016 Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. “Some people love model trains, some people love Picasso; for me, it’s snakes,” he says. The … Continue reading 2016 Prime Minister’s science prize winners