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Award Winners 2016

Each year, the Society makes a number of awards, mainly in the field of science. These are among the oldest and most prestigious awards in Australia.

The Society's awards for 2016 were announced in December. They were:

James Cook Medal – Scientia Professor David Cooper

Edgeworth David Medal Dr Muireann Irish

Clarke Medal (Geology) – Professor Simon P. Turner

History & Philosophy of Science Medal – Emeritus Professor Roy MacLeod

Walter Burfitt PrizeScientia Professor Justin Gooding

Archibald Liversidge Medal and Lecture – Scientia Professor Justin Gooding

Poggendorff Award and Lecture – A/Prof Andrew Robson

Jak Kelly Award  Dr Matthew Barr

RSNSW Scholarships – Jeremy Chan, Andrew Ritchie, Isobel Ronai


Full citations appear in the Journal and Proceedings of the RSNSW.

Scholarship winners presented their work at the OGM on Wednesday 1 February 2017. Dr Barr was presented with the Jak Kelly Award by Irene Kelly at the OGM on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

The medals were presented at the Annual Dinner on Wednesday 3 May 2017.



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