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PM’s Science Prizes – In the News

John Kerr posted in on November 12th, 2015.

Leading scientists, students and teachers have been recognised in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. The prizes, totalling $1 million, were awarded by the Prime Minister in Wellington last night.  Read more about the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes here. The top prize of $500,000 has been awarded to Distinguished Professor Ian Reid and Associate Professors […]

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Prime Minister’s Science Prizes recognise top researchers

John Kerr posted in on November 11th, 2015.

The 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes – which provide a total of $1 million across five categories – have been presented in Wellington today. The prizes recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives, celebrate the achievements of current scientists and encourage those of the future. The top prize of $500,000 has been awarded […]

2014 Science Prize winners in the news

Laura Goodall posted in on December 3rd, 2014.

The prestigious 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives along with celebrating and encouraging the achievements of scientists, were presented to five winners on Tuesday at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. The top 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize of $500,000 went to the He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, led by Prof Philippa […]

Prime Minister’s 2014 science prizes presented

Laura Goodall posted in on December 2nd, 2014.

The prestigious 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which recognises the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives along with celebrating and encouraging the achievements of scientists, were presented to five winners today at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. The top 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize of $500,000 went to the He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, led by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman from […]

PM’s Science Prize winners announced

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 12th, 2013.

One million dollars has been awarded to the six winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. In a ceremony today in Wellington, top prize winners Prof John Boys and Prof Grant Covic were recognised for their impressive track record of innovation stretching back over 20 years. The two University of Auckland engineers have developed and commercialised wireless or inductive […]

Sir Paul Callaghan wins top PM’s science prize

Peter Griffin posted in on November 29th, 2010.

On Friday last week, in Auckland, the winners for this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes were announced, with Sir Paul Callaghan and his team winning the top prize ($500,00) for their work in magnetic resonance innovation. Callaghan’s company, Magritek, is considered a world leader in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, which has applications in […]

Newsletter Digest: Mining disaster, COP16 and PM’s Science Prize winners

Peter Griffin posted in on November 26th, 2010.

Science helps make sense of Pike River A number of science-related angles to the Pike River mining disaster emerged during extended media coverage over the past week — from the chemical make-up of the atmosphere in the mine before and after the explosion, to the robotic technology used in the ill-fated rescue attempt, to the […]

SMC Media Tracker: March 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

In the latest of its Media Tracker series, the SMC looks at some of the events which caused news spikes during March. (Click on the picture to enlarge it) As always the weekly news cycle is clearly in evidence, with coverage of science-related issues dropping off over the weekend. Science-based news in March was dominated […]

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NZ Herald: Dedicated scientists scoop PM’s award

Peter Griffin posted in on March 10th, 2010.

Andrew Koubaridis writes in the New Zealand Herald about the winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, in particular the winners of the top award, given for their work on high temperature superconductors: Dr Jeff Tallon and Dr Bob Buckley. The article also looks at the winners of the other prizes. An excerpt: (read […]

Newstalk ZB: Groundbreaking scientists win prize

Peter Griffin posted in on March 9th, 2010.

Dr Jeff Tallon and Dr Bob Buckley, of IRL, have been awarded the top prize at the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. Their work focuses on high temperature superconductors, an area in which New Zealand is a global development leader. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Dr Buckley says a coil of superconducting wire allows the […]

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