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Award Winners 2017

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 2017 were announced on 6 December. They were:

Clarke Medal – Professor David Keith (UNSW)

Edgeworth David Medal Dr Angela Nickerson (UNSW)

History & Philosophy of Science Medal – Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith (U Sydney)

James Cook Medal – Scientia Professor Gordon Parker AO (UNSW)

RSNSW Medal – Dr Donald Hector AM FRSN

Poggendorff Lecture – A/Prof Brent Kaiser (U Sydney)

Pollock LectureProfessor Andrea Morello FRSN (UNSW)

Jak Kelly Award  Moritz Merklein (U Sydney)

RSNSW Scholarships – Grace Causer (U Wollongong), Yu-wei Lin (U Sydney), Cara Van Der Wal (U Sydney)


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

Moritz Merklein was presented with the Jak Kelly Award by John Hardie at the OGM on Wednesday 6 December 2017. Scholarship winners will present their work at the OGM on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

The medals will be presented at the Annual Dinner in May 2018.



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