October 28, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science awardees!

Congratulations to the 2020 awardees of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science! You can find out about all of the prize winners here, but we would particularly like to celebrate the South Australian scientists who have been honored in this year’s awards.

2020 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science: OzGrav Team

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery was awarded the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for their critical contributions to the first direct detection of gravitational waves on Earth – a groundbreaking discovery in the world of physics.

The team includes Professor Peter Veitch (University of Adelaide), along with Emeritus Professor David Blair (University of Western Australia), Professor David McClelland (Australian ational University) and Professor Susan Scott (Australian National University).

2020 Prize for New Innovators

The 2020 Prize for New Innovators was awarded to Associate Professor Justin Chalker (Flinders University), who has invented a new class of polymers that stand to provide sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges; namely ensuring clean air, fresh water and sustainable food production.

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Transcending The Gender Narrative

Inspiring South Australia supported the science-themed epsiodes of a documentary series that aims to provide a diverse viewpoint of the women and men, who are championing diversity and equality in traditionally male dominated industries or roles.

2020 Premier’s Reading Challenge

The 2020 Inspiring South Australia STEM challenge, encouraging students across the state to read science themed books as part of the broader Premier’s Reading Challenge, was bigger than ever this year, with over 1200 student from 21 schools participating.

Citizen Science Grants

The Citizen Science Grants – Round 2 provides eligible entities with competitive grants from $150,000 to $500,000 for research projects in a field of science that has a national impact and supports community participation.