2015 Haddon Forrester King lecture tour

Professor Neil Williams receiving his award from Professor C. Jagadish
Professor Neil Williams (right) receiving the 2014 Haddon Forrester King medal from the Academy's Vice-President Professor C. Jagadish.

The Academy’s 2014 Haddon Forrester King medallist, Professor Neil Williams FTSE, has been delivering the inaugural Haddon Forrester King Lecture—a new feature of the award.

Professor Williams’ lecture covers the development of the geophysical mapping tools used by Geoscience Australia and the state and territory geological surveys to explain the geology of Australia, particularly in areas covered by sand and soil. He also reviews the impact geophysical mapping is having on the discovery of new mineral deposits.

The first three talks in Adelaide, Melbourne and Townsville were organised jointly between the Academy and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, while the most recent lecture was delivered at the annual Resources Investment Symposium in Broken Hill. Professor Williams is planning to deliver more lectures later this year—details are yet to be confirmed and will be posted on the Academy’s events page.

The Haddon Forrester King Medal and Lecture Tour is sponsored by Rio Tinto and the Academy acknowledges its support and that of the family and friends of the late Haddon Forrester King.

Newsletter number 101 September 2015

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