The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise the outstanding contributions our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to Australia's scientific and commercialisation capabilities.
The 2013 prizes were awarded by the Prime Minister on 30 October 2013.
2013 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners. (Left to right) Andrea Morello, Angela Moles, Terry Speed, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Sarah Chapman, Richard Johnson.
Prime Minister's Prize for Science
Awarded to Professor Terry Speed [656KB PDF] [158KB DOCX] for his contribution to making sense of genomics and related technologies.
Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
Awarded to Associate Professor Angela Moles [680KB PDF] [174KB DOCX] for her work in establishing Big Ecology—the study of ecology at a global level.
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
Awarded to Associate Professor Andrea Morello [644KB PDF] [146KB DOCX] for his leadership and work in developing the silicon components to make quantum computing possible.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
Awarded to Mr Richard Johnson [677KB PDF] [157KB DOCX] from Rostrata Primary School in Western Australia, for his innovative and influential approach to the teaching of science.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
Awarded to Ms Sarah Chapman [644KB PDF] [154KB DOCX] from Townsville State High School for her contributions to teaching science and inspiring students to continue their studies.