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Govt’s predator-free pledge – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 25th, 2016.

The Government announced today an ambitious target to make New Zealand predator free by 2050. Prime Minister John Key made the announcement in Wellington’s Zealandia wildlife sanctuary, echoing the call that physicist Sir Paul Callaghan made shortly before his death in 2012. Key said the Government would invest $28 million over four years to establish […]

Tech Institute to be named ‘Callaghan Innovation’

John Kerr posted in on November 15th, 2012.

The Advance Technology Institute currently being established by the government will be called Callaghan Innovation, in honour of the late Physicist Prof Sir Paul Callaghan. Speaking at a function at Parliament last night, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said naming the new Advanced Technology Institute after the late Sir Paul Callaghan was recognition of […]

Sir Paul Callaghan’s legacy

John Kerr posted in on March 26th, 2012.

A opinion article by technology writer Pat Pilcher highlights the challenge that “scientific rock star” Sir Paul Callaghan has left for New Zealand society. An excerpt (read in full here): Sir Paul’s legacy: invest in the future Sir Paul Callaghan’s passing marks a very sad moment not only for New Zealanders now, but also […]

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New Zealand farewells Prof Sir Paul Callaghan

John Kerr posted in on March 26th, 2012.

Scientist and business visionary Prof Sir Paul Callaghan died in the company of his family at home in Wellington at 9am on Saturday the 24th March 2012, following a long battle with cancer. In the wake of his passing, news media, institutions and individuals have paid tribute to one of New Zealand’s most honoured scientists. […]

12 Questions for Sir Paul – NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on February 29th, 2012.

For the NZ Herald Online, Sarah Daniell poses 12 questions to well-known Physicist Sir Paul Callaghan. An excerpt (read in full here): Physicist Sir Paul Callaghan is a remarkable figure in the world of science. He has put himself and New Zealand on the world stage and has brought science to the people. Sir Paul […]

Sir Paul Callaghan on alternative treatments

John Kerr posted in on January 20th, 2012.

Physicist Sir Paul Callaghan’s high public profile has meant the country has taken a genuine interest in his terminal colon cancer diagnosis and subsequent unorthodox treatments. Sir Paul spoke to Radio New Zealand’s Kiwi Summer programme about his personal trial, his conclusions and concern at becoming a poster boy for the alternative therapy industry. The […]

Sir Paul Callaghan on NZ’s future – Video

John Kerr posted in on September 19th, 2011.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan delivered Victoria University’s Inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture to 1500 people in the Wellington Town Hall on 14 September. The Victoria professor’s lecture-A prosperous 21st century New Zealand: educating for the new ‘Tiger Economy’ – examines New Zealand’s place in the world economy and how science and innovation can move us forward as […]

Media coverage: Paul Callaghan awarded New Zealander of the Year

Peter Griffin posted in on February 3rd, 2011.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, one of New Zealand’s top experts in nanotechnology and magnetic resonance imaging, has been named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year for 2011. The award recognises Callaghan’s commitment to science, its communication, and connecting it with technology and business. Media coverage: Dom Post: Scientist and man of vision NZer of the […]

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 […]

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