Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 131

Message from the President

It has been an exciting month in terms of creating opportunities to inspire the general community, especially young people, with science.

Institutions recognised for work to eliminate gender bias

Thirteen institutions have been recognised for their efforts to improve gender equity and diversity as part of the SAGE initiative.

Australian Academy of Science welcomes Australia–US bilateral science and technology initiatives

The Prime Minister has announced funding for Australian businesses, researchers and new technologies to support NASA’s moon and Mars missions.

Australia cannot afford to compromise the principles underpinning scientific research

The National Research and Innovation Alliance supports scientific freedom while acknowledging that researchers must act responsibly and ethically.

Bring science and industry together for a better digital future

A major new plan calls on researchers and industry to work together to ensure Australia benefits from the digital transformation.

‘Adults-Only Science’ night a roaring success

The Academy teamed up with Questacon to discover a winning formula for its Adults-Only Science night.

Three emerging innovators to represent Australia at Falling Walls Lab in Germany

Twenty innovators recently presented their ideas, research and initiatives on the theme ‘Which walls will fall next?’.

Lawyers and scientists come together to discuss climate change

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Law jointly sponsored a symposium on climate change and the law at the Federal Court Sydney.

Eureka Prizes celebrate innovators and leaders in Australian science

Academy Fellow Professor Branka Vucetic has been awarded the prestigious CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

$1 million in new funding connecting young scientists to Nobel Laureates

Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting Fellowships and Heidelberg Fellowships have received funding for the next 10 years.

Professor Jacques Miller wins ‘America’s Nobels’

Dr Jia Wu awarded Heidelberg Laureate Forum Fellowship 2019

Chris Anderson to head up Academy’s policy team

Michelle Tapper receives Churchill Fellowship to study science communication

International news

  • 2019 Australia–Americas internship program wraps up in Canberra
  • Australian scientist recognised for work in international promotion of biological sciences
  • Fellow represents Academy at IUGG Centennial Celebration

Opportunities for scientists

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Mahathir Science Award
  • Heineken Prizes

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows
  • Obituaries for Professor Brian Johnstone and Professor Sally Smith

Envisioning the future of farming Changing lives with science speaker series, 15 October, Canberra

Re:produce workshop Aims to address the challenges of making reproducible science by offering EMCRs tools that can help make their research more open and verifiable, 10–11 December, Brisbane

Innovating the everyday: our built environment and transport Changing lives with science speaker series, 15 October, Canberra

Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA

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