[ASC-list] Time to Vote for Australia's Favourite Scientist - Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award

Ruth Carr Ruth.Carr at austmus.gov.au
Tue Jul 28 05:44:06 UTC 2009


>From glow worms, sharks and Tassie Devils to nanodiamonds, ice-core
drilling and asthma, voters will have their work cut out for them
selecting the winner of this year's Australian Museum's Eureka Prize
People's Choice Award.

 

The six finalists in the Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award 2009 were
chosen from hundreds of entries in the Eureka Prizes for scientific
research and innovation - Australia's premier science award.  The
People's Choice Award goes to the scientist who receives the most online
votes during the voting period. 

 

The People's Choice Award is a chance for all Australians to show their
support for the nation's top scientists and express the public
recognition that scientists rarely experience. The People's Choice
Awards gives everyone the chance to get behind a scientist and give them
the thanks and praise they so richly deserve.

 

The six scientists to vote for are:

 

*         Dr William White, a fish taxonomist whose work is helping to
identify, conserve and manage the sharks and rays

*         Dr Andrew Smith, a physicist who found a way to measure gas
trapped in ice sheets to better understand climate change 

*         Dr Kathy Belov, a geneticist who found out why Tasmanian
devils are contracting a contagious cancer that could destroy them and
is helping fight the spread of the disease

*         Dr Paul Beggs, an environmental health scientist who
discovered that climate change could make asthma and food allergies more
severe and more common and is helping health experts 

*         Dr Claire Baker, an entomologist who discovered five new
species of glow-worm in Australia and enabled better protection and
management of the species 

*         Dr Amanda Barnard, a physicist who found out that diamond
nanoparticles (nanodiamonds) need to be charged with electricity to
separate which has led to a brilliant new method for drug delivery

 

To find out more about the finalists and vote, visit 
http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/vote.  There are videos and
profiles of the scientists - you can even ask them a question. 

 

All voters go into the draw to win great prizes, including the chance to
have their DNA sequenced, printed and framed, a 12-month New Scientist
subscription, ABC book and DVD vouchers, software or an X-Box.

 

Voting closes at midnight (AEST) on Sunday 16 August 2009. Winners of
all the Eureka Prizes, including the People's Choice Award winner, will
be announced at a black tie gala dinner in Sydney on Tuesday 18 August,
2009. 

 

 

Ruth Carr

Coordinator, Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

 

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