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Title Catalyst: Australian Museum Eureka Prizes/Science Under Siege/Matilda Jane Oke/Dr Paul Willis
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary The Oscars of Australian Science - The Eureka Prizes; Matilda Jane Oke's Eureka moment; Sleek Geeks Award; People's Choice Award; Science Under Siege; and Farewell Dr Paul Willis.AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM EUREKA PRIZESCatalyst gets up close with Australia's top scientists at The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Dr Karl and Adam Spencer profile the finalists and ultimate winner of the Sleek Geeks Prize for primary and secondary students. Find out if you backed a winner when Graham Phillips presents the People's Choice Award.SCIENCE UNDER SIEGEScientific institutions are working to combat a rising wave of attacks on the integrity of scientists and their work. A range of scientific endeavours, including nanotechnology, immunisation and atmospheric physics, are the target of misinformation campaigns that lead to unwarranted abuse and even death threats. Mark Horstman highlights the damage being done to the public's trust in science and the impact these attacks have on the personal lives of scientists. MATILDA JANE OKEAt the age of 12, Matilda Jane Oke became the youngest winner of a Eureka Prize for Science with a research project on how marri trees cope with iron oxide dust. Matilda's Eureka win spurred her on to biochemistry research at the University of Western Australia and she ultimately undertook a PhD in plant biochemistry. Today Matilda is revelling in her part time work as an educator where she's passing on her infectious enthusiasm for a wide range of scientific research and is sparking up a whole new generation fascinated by science. DR PAUL WILLISAfter producing more than 230 stories over more than 10 years, Dr Paul Willis has left Catalyst to take on the directorship of the Royal Institution of Australia, now known as The Science Exchange. Paul talks about his new role and the value of communicating the importance and sheer excitement of science to a broad audience. The Catalyst team pays tribute to Paul's enormous contribution to science culture in Australia and gives him a fitting send off
Event Broadcast 2011-09-08 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Global warming.
Iron oxides.
Scientists -- Research.
Students -- Awards.
Form Streaming video
Author Arabia, Anna-Maria, contributor
Chubb, Ian, contributor
Demasi, Maryanne, host
Hoegh-Gulberg, Ove, contributor
Horstman, Mark, reporter
Kruszelnicki, Karl, contributor
Mackay-Sim, Alan, contributor
Mcgreevy, Paul, contributor
Monckton, Christopher, contributor
Oke, Matilda-Jane, contributor
Phillips, Graham, host
Spencer, Adam, contributor