The Academy has released a position statement on international science collaboration, saying modern science is built on partnerships and collaborations across national borders in pursuit of solutions to global challenges. The Academy recognises the need to maintain national security protections to safeguard Australian science, and says such regulation must be evidence-based, proportional and designed to encourage the continuation of international scientific engagement. The Academy holds that all scientists should be free to go about their work, and promote their research in appropriate fora without fear of intimidation or violence from individuals, groups or governments.
The Academy congratulates Professor Alex Mazzolini of Swinburne University, who is the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Physics Education Medal from the Commission on Physics Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The award recognises Professor Mazzolini’s ‘outstanding contributions to physics teaching of a kind that transcends national boundaries’ over 40 years of education practice, covering six continents and 40 countries. The Academy represents Australian physics at the IUPAP as the National Member for Australia, and is supported by the National Committee for Physics.
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