Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 140

Message from the Chief Executive

The expertise of Academy Fellows continues to inform decision making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Review finds investment in Australian astronomy is paying dividends

Australia is well placed to contribute to more breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe, says a review of Australia’s 10-year plan for astronomy.

Academy strengthens partnership with CSIRO

The Academy and CSIRO have signed a new five-year partnership agreement, strengthening their long-term commitment to Australian science as part of the global research enterprise.

More work crucial to help our soil recover from bushfires

With much of the nation focused on the loss of lives and the destruction of property and wildlife from last summer’s bushfires, the significant damage to soil has gone unnoticed by many.

Leading scientists to give evidence to Senate inquiry into Australia’s unprecedented bushfires

A Senate committee examining Australia’s bushfires on 29 July heard how Australia must deal with extreme weather events more effectively.

Local community needs must not be overlooked as we adapt to climate change

The needs of local communities are at risk of being overlooked according to leading climate change adaptation experts.

Academy supports IAP communiqué on global green recovery after COVID-19

The InterAcademy Partnership has called on learned academies to ‘build back better’ during and after the pandemic, focusing on a green recovery.

Australian fellowship recipients participate in Lindau Online Science Days

Australian delegates to the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting held online discussion and debates with Nobel laureates and other young researchers.

Academy Fellows awarded with Australian Laureate Fellowships

Four Fellows are among the 2020 Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellows.

Fellow’s donation set to change the lives of upcoming scientists

A generous donation by Academy Fellow Professor Michael Barber is set to make an enormous difference to the career trajectory of young or emerging scientists.

Academy hosts conversation with Israeli Nobel Laureate

Professor Aaron Ciechanover featured in a recent Academy webinar, held in partnership with Technion Australia and the Embassy of Israel Canberra.

Expert working group appointed for Future Earth Australia’s Strategy on Sustainable Oceans and Coasts

This initiative will develop a 10-year national strategy to ensure that Australian coasts and oceans remain healthy and resilient.

Academy gears up for National Science Week

This year for National Science Week in August, the Academy will be bringing the latest from science to you with special online events.

Exciting prizes announced for scienceXart: spot the maths

Exciting educational and inspirational prizes for this year’s scienceXart: spot the maths competition have been announced.

Water and light—the Jaeger Room is ready for your next event

The Shine Dome is open for event bookings. Read more about Professor John Conrad Jaeger, after whom the Jaeger Room is named.

Science policy update

  • Bushfires, COVID-19 and Kosciuszko

Philanthropy and partnerships update

  • Support for the Academy archives
  • Generous donation for science policy internships

National Committees update

  • Australia wins major geography congress for 2028
  • Winner of the Mike Smith Student Prize 2019–20

Education update

  • Education programs respond to COVID-19 with new and improved resources
  • ASERA conference: Supporting teachers throughout their careers

Opportunities for scientists

  • 2021 Australian of the Year Awards
  • The Abel Prize
  • Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
  • Wolf Prize

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows

Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA


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