The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.
The 2017 honorific awards have been announced, celebrating the achievements of 17 awardees in a range of fields including biomedicine, conservation, applied mathematics, climatology, galactic archaeology, fluid dynamics and more.
The David Craig Medal is made in honour of the outstanding contribution to chemical research of the late Emeritus Professor David Craig, AO, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia.