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Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science celebrates 20 years

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1 October 2019

In 2 weeks, representatives from the Australian scientific, research and science teaching community will converge on Canberra. They will join the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology at a black-tie awards presentation dinner at Parliament House, Canberra on Wednesday 16 October.

Together we’ll celebrate the 2019 recipients of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science and their significant contributions to Australia’s future.

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science, mathematics or technology teaching

This year marks 20 years of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The celebration will also highlight past recipients and contributions they have made to our nation. Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro, recipient of the 2008 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, will share how the prize impacted her career and what it means to her.

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science awards up to $750,000 in total each year. Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money and an award certificate. Internationally renowned artist, Wojciech Pietranik from the Royal Australian Mint, designed the medallions.

There are 5 prizes for science and innovation (the Science Prizes) and 2 for science, mathematics or technology teaching (the Science Teaching Prizes).

Join the conversation leading up to 16 October and find out who received the prizes on the night, by following @ScienceGovAu on Twitter #pmprizes #Celebrating20years.

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