It was wonderful news to learn that two of our School members have been honoured in the Australia Day awards this year.
Scientia Professor Trevor John McDougall was awarded the
Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
for eminent service to science, and to education, particularly in the area of ocean thermodynamics, as an academic, and researcher, to furthering the understanding of climate science, and as a mentor of young scientists.
The investiture ceremony for the AC will be at Government House in
Canberra on 4th May, with a dinner to follow. The investiture ceremony
will be live-streamed on the morning of 4th May.
Dr David Christopher Hunt was awarded the
Medal of the Order of Australia
for service to education, and to mathematics.
In further wonderful Australia Day news,
Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, UNSW, was named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing. Professor Simmons was awarded the honour by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.
We also congratulate high school
maths teacher Eddie Woo of Wootube
fame for being named
2018 Local Hero.
- Australia Day 2018 Honours List
- Official Australian of the Year webpage
- UNSW Newsroom - 2018 Australian of the Year
- School Facebook page