Next Wednesday evening, 31 October, the Prime Minister will announce the winners of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at a dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.
We have password-protected media kits for the five winners available online here.
There will be a media briefing in the Great Hall at noon on Wednesday 31 October, all details of the prize winners are under a strict embargo of 5pm on Wednesday 31 October.
If you need to know in advance who the winners are, call Niall Byrne on 0417 131 977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are five prizes:
- The $300,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
- The $50,000 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
- The $50,000 Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
- The $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence for Science Teaching in Primary Schools
- The $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence for Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
Past winners include Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, Australian of the Year Ian Frazer and inventor of the bionic ear Graeme Clark.
For background information on the prizes and to read about past recipients visit www.innovation.gov.au/PMSP