Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are an annual Australian award for outstanding achievements in science and science teaching. The prizes have been awarded since 2000, when they replaced the Australia Prize for science. The major award is the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, it is regarded as the national award for scientific achievement,[1] the Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year and the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year were also created in 2000. Prizes for teaching at primary and secondary schools were added in 2002.

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Awards

Prime Minister's Prize for Science

The recipient of this prize can be an individual or up to four people that have worked as a team in any scientific field. The recipient receives $300,000, a medal and lapel pin and serves on the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council for a year.

  • 2011 - Ezio Rizzardo and David Solomon For their role in revolutionising polymer science
  • 2010 - John Shine For his scientific research and research leadership
  • 2009 - John O’Sullivan For his achievements in astronomy and wireless technologies
  • 2008 - Ian Frazer For his creation of the first vaccine designed to protect against a cancer
  • 2007 - Peter Waterhouse and Ming-Bo Wang For their discovery of how to silence genes in plants
  • 2006 - Mandyam Veerambudi Srinivasan For research that has revealed the working of the insect mind, and helped redefine robotics research
  • 2005 - David Boger For a lifetime of pioneering work in fluid mechanics
  • 2004 - Graeme Clark For the discoveries which led to the bionic ear
  • 2003 - Jacques Miller
  • 2002 - Frank Fenner
  • 2001 - Donald Metcalf
  • 2000 - Jim Peacock and Liz Dennis

Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

This award is for early career scientists under 35 years old working in the life sciences. The recipient receives $50,000, a medal and a lapel pin.

  • 2011 - Min Chen For her contribution to our knowledge of chlorophyll and cyanobacteria
  • 2010 - Benjamin Kile For his achievements in molecular genetics
  • 2009 - Michael Cowley For his contribution to our understanding of metabolism and obesity
  • 2008 - Carola Vinuesa For her contributions to immunology
  • 2007 - Elizabeth (Beth) Fulton For her leadership in mathematics and ecosystem modeling
  • 2006 - James Whisstock For his discoveries of novel serpins, and his research leadership in protein biology
  • 2005 - Harvey Millar For his leadership in plant biochemistry
  • 2004 - Jamie Rossjohn For his leadership in structural biology and X-ray crystallography
  • 2003 - Christopher Helliwell
  • 2002 - Joel Mackay
  • 2001 - Peter Bartlett
  • 2000 - Brian P. Schmidt

Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

This award is for early career scientists under 35 years old working in the physical sciences. The recipient receives $50,000, a medal and a lapel pin.

  • 2011 - Stuart Wyithe For his work on the physics of the formation of the Universe
  • 2010 - Katherine Trinajstic For her early career achievements in palaeontology
  • 2009 - Amanda Barnard For her achievements in modelling nanoparticles
  • 2008 - Tanya Monro For her leadership in photonics
  • 2007 - Mark Cassidy For his leadership in offshore civil engineering
  • 2006 - Naomi McClure-Griffiths For her insight into the structure of our galaxy, and her research leadership
  • 2005 - Cameron Kepert For his leadership in chemistry and molecular nanoscience
  • 2004 - Ben Eggleton For pioneering research in photonics and optical physics
  • 2003 - Howard Wiseman
  • 2002 - Marcela Bilek
  • 2001 - Bostjan Kobe
  • 2000 - Una Ryan

Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools

This prize is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to teaching science at a primary school level. The recipient is awards $50,000,a medal and lapel pin.

  • 2011 - Brooke Topelberg
  • 2010 - Matthew McCloskey
  • 2009 – Allan Whittome
  • 2008 - Bronwyn Mart
  • 2007 - Cheryl Capra
  • 2006 - Marjorie Colvill
  • 2005 - Mark Merritt
  • 2004 - Alwyn Powell
  • 2003 - Sarah Tennant
  • 2002 - Marianne Nicholas

Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

This prize is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to teaching science at a secondary school level. The recipient is awards $50,000, a medal and lapel pin.

  • 2011 - Jane Wright
  • 2010 - Debra Smith
  • 2009 - Len Altman
  • 2008 - Clay Reid
  • 2007 - Francesca Calati
  • 2006 - Anna Davis
  • 2005 - Mike Roach
  • 2004 - Mark Butler
  • 2003 - Pam Garnett
  • 2002 - Ruth Dircks

References

  1. ^ Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research [1]

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