Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 129

Message from the President

Since the inception of the Academy 65 years ago, gifts and legacies from Fellows and friends have allowed us to foster, celebrate and promote scientific excellence in Australia.

Action needed to better understand Australian diets

Nutrition science offers huge untapped potential to boost the health and wealth of the nation.

Academies call on health ministers to resolve health data issues

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences convened a roundtable to identify areas for improvement.

A philanthropy update from the Academy

Awardees and supporters mingled at an event showcasing the impact of giving.

STEM Women launches on 1 August

The Academy is set to launch an online directory of women in Australia working in STEM.

ARC Linkage grants awarded to Fellows

Five Academy Fellows have received funding to find practical solutions to challenges in real-world, industry-based settings.

Australian scientists recognised at international geophysics meeting

Contributions of Academy Fellows and National Committee members were acknowledged with high-level appointments and awards.

Three minutes that could change the world

Join the audience in Canberra as the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers present their ideas at Falling Walls Lab Australia.

Call for expressions of interest for new national QueersInScience network

Individuals who are passionate about advocating for LGBTQIA+ people within STEM can apply to become state champions.

Academy Fellow appointed to Australian Antarctic Science Council

The newly-formed council provides strategic direction for the Australian Antarctic Program.

New volume of Historical Records of Australian Science published

Australian science celebrated at major international meetings

How to improve your memory, a deep-space mystery and the origins of air pollution

EMCRs gain skills to build successful careers

Opportunities for scientists

  • 2020 Australian of the Year Awards
  • Millennium Technology Prize
  • The Abel Prize
  • CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards
  • Balliet Latour Health Prize

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows

Sounds through science: cochlear implants Changing Lives with Science speaker series, 13 August, Canberra​

The Chemistry of Life BeakerStreet @ TMAG, 16 August, Hobart​

Ice, wind and waves: In search of climate clues in the Southern Ocean BeakerStreet @ TMAG, 16 August, Hobart​

The future of men? BeakerStreet @ TMAG, 16 August, Hobart​

Bringing back the dead: Why extinction should not have to be forever BeakerStreet @ TMAG, 16 August, Hobart​

The future of coasts 19–20 August, Gold Coast

A 'hypothetical' on climate change: science and the law 22 August, Sydney


Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA

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