This year marks 20 years of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The prizes recognise the contributions our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to Australia's scientific and commercialisation capabilities.
The Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology awarded the PM Prizes on 16 October 2019.
PM Prize awards. Back row left to right: Professor Guillaume Lessene, Professor Andrew Roberts, The Hon Minister Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Professor David Huang, Dr Luke Campbell. Front row left to right: Associate Professor Elizabeth New, Dr Samantha Moyle, Mrs Sarah Finney, The Hon Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, Associate Professor Laura Mackay, Associate Professor Peter Czabotar.
Prizes for research
Prime Minister's Prize for Science awarded to Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger for her fundamental contributions to research in pure and applied mathematics. Her work explains the complex mathematics required for applications such as secure digital communication and encryption for the web.
Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation awarded to Associate Professor Peter Czabotar, Professor David Huang, Professor Guillaume Lessene and Professor Andrew Roberts for their roles in inventing, developing and commercialising a breakthrough anti-cancer drug.
Prize for New Innovators awarded to Dr Luke Campbell for inventing and commercialising headphones that learn and adapt to your unique hearing, delivering a personalised audio experience.
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching