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Paul Callaghan’s vision, five years on – Reflections on Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 16th, 2016.

To launch its new science section, The Spinoff asked Kiwi scientists reflect on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of making New Zealand “the place talent wants to live”. An excerpt (read in full): Sir Peter Gluckman: Paul would be pleased – and impatient Paul was a good friend with whom I had many conversations about the […]

Fostering our emerging science communicators

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2012.

At the recent Transit of Venus forum held in Gisborne the engaging and energetic discussions were overshadowed by one thing only – the absence of Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, who conceived the forum. Sir Paul passed away in March, leaving a huge gap in New Zealand science as someone who could comment with authority on […]

In memory of Sir Paul Callaghan – scientist, businessman, visionary for a better New Zealand

Peter Griffin posted in on March 24th, 2012.

Professor Sir Paul Terence Callaghan, 64, one of New Zealand’s most honoured scientists, died in Wellington today having fought a stoic fight against the bowel cancer which he was diagnosed with in 2008. Sir Paul, a former New Zealander of the Year (see right), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, winner of […]

Sir Paul Callaghan: Politics, science and the pursuit of prosperity

Peter Griffin posted in on May 19th, 2011.

Acclaimed Victoria University physicist, entrepreneur and Royal Society of London Fellow Professor Sir Paul Callaghan delivered a hard-hitting speech at Telecommunications Day 2011 this morning, foreshadowing the Budget with a speech critical of New Zealand’s past approaches to transforming our economy for a more prosperous future. Click below to listen back to the speech… points […]

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