Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 115

Message from the Chief Executive

The Academy will soon celebrate an important anniversary—the 60th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Shine Dome. 

Science at the Shine Dome and other coming events

Register now for Science at the Shine Dome in May. Also coming are Science Pathways 2018: Diversify your thinking, for EMCRs; and the Boden Research Conference.

Greater coordination of research needed to ‘crack the brain’s code’

Leading brain scientists are calling for greater coordination and scale of Australian brain science.

2019 Academy awards and grants now open

Nominations and applications for the Academy's 2019 honorific awards, research conferences, research grants and travelling fellowships are now open.

Basser Library and Fenner Archives to remain with Academy

The Academy’s Basser Library and Fenner Archives are to remain at the Academy’s Shine Dome in Canberra.

Links strengthened with Sri Lanka

Professor Holmes’s visit to Sri Lanka provided an opportunity to strengthen important links.  

Primary Connections: 15 years linking science and literacy

The Primary Connections school program is celebrating 15 years of building the confidence of tens of thousands of teachers to teach science and literacy in primary schools.

Mathematics and sport: two very different videos

Two new videos from the Academy show how video can effectively communicate our work as well as current science.

Opportunities for scientists

  • Australian—French Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Falling Walls Lab Australia 2018
  • Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a junior scientist
  • KNAW Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award
  • International Prize for Biology
  • Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
  • South Australian Science Excellence Awards
  • Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
  • Resilient Australia Awards
  • Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

Fellows update

  • Obituary for Professor David Cooper 

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