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The Royal Society celebrates 150 years – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on April 6th, 2017.

Last night New Zealand’s research community, along with distinguished international guests, kicked off the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. The next six months leading up to October 10 – 150 years to the day that the legislation establishing the New Zealand Institute was signed – will feature a full […]

Einstein, Darwin, Newton and…Rutherford

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 9th, 2008.

100 years ago — on 10 Dec 1908 — New Zealand’s most preeminent scientist, Ernest Rutherford, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the official wording, the prize was awarded, “for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances”. But the legacy of Rutherford’s groundbreaking work is much […]

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