Recipients from Brisbane, Townsville, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Cessnock available for interview.
Photos from the awards presentation are available. Please credit ‘Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’.
Profiles, more photos, and broadcast quality video are available below.
- Revealing the breathing planet, sea levels and precise navigation: Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck AO, ANU, Canberra, $250,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
- Switching light for faster, more reliable internet: The Finisar team, Sydney, $250,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
- Saving frogs, and revealing new extinction threats: Adjunct Research Fellow Lee Berger, Townsville, James Cook University/ University of Melbourne, $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
- Making flexible crystals and new separation technologies: Associate Professor Jack Clegg, University of Queensland, $50,000 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
- A steerable guidewire to improve the treatment of heart disease: Dr Geoff Rogers, Wintermute Biomedical, Melbourne, $50,000 Prize for New Innovators
- A school where everyone teaches science: Mr Brett Crawford, Warrigal Road State School, Brisbane, $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
- Opening young eyes to careers in science, technology, engineering and maths: Dr Scott Sleap, Cessnock High School, $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.
- Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck AO
- The Finisar team
- Adjunct Research Fellow Lee Berger
- Professor Jack Clegg
- Dr Geoff Rogers
- Mr Brett Crawford
- Dr Scott Sleap
Photos of 2018 recipients are available here.
Videos of 2018 recipients are available here.