Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 120

Message from the Chief Executive

The Academy has commenced its formal consultations to inform the development of the Decadal Plan for Women in STEM. 

Fellows awarded Eureka Prizes

Three Fellows have been rewarded for their excellence in research/innovation and leadership at the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Academy calls for input on Women in STEM 10-year plan

The Academy is calling for nationwide views on the barriers and enablers that affect participation, retention and success of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and maths.

‘Tour de force’ of Australian astronomy given high honour

Astronomer Dr Richard Manchester has been awarded one of Australia’s highest honours for work in the physical sciences, the Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture.

Academy Fellow Wins Pitman Medal

Professor Louise Ryan has been awarded the Statistical Society of Australia’s Pitman Medal for outstanding achievement in and contribution to the discipline of statistics.

Two young researchers to represent Australia at Falling Walls Lab Berlin

PhD students Ms Samantha Wade and Ms Hayley Teasdale will represent Australia at the Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin on 8 November.

Academy Fellow recognised by the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Terry Hughes has been awarded the 2018 A.G. Huntsman Medal in recognition of his innovative science for sustainable management of coral reef biodiversity.

Communique—Australia’s agriscience future

Leaders from Australia’s science and innovation sector met recently to discuss an ambitious vision for Australia’s rural research and innovation system over the coming decade.

Maths Champions recognised for important contributions to education program

The reSolve program now has over 300 Champions from schools across Australia who will take the reSolve spirit of inquiry into the future.

China–Australia Symposium shines light on optics research and applications

A symposium in China has brought Chinese and Australian researchers together to focus on light, a major area of research that impacts all our lives.

Call for papers for science heritage symposium

Coming events

  • The Science of Us: When we Age (Canberra)
  • The International System of Units: A public lecture by Dr Barry Inglis (Canberra)
  • 2018 Negative Emissions Conference (Canberra)
  • Women in Sport and Science (Melbourne)
  • Cooling Sydney Hack, a Theo Murphy Initiative (Sydney)

Opportunities for scientists

  • Balliet Latour Health Prize
  • Mahathir Science Award
  • CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows
  • Obituary for Dr Angus McEwan
  • Honorary Editor sought for the newsletter

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