Eureka Prizes 2016

  Last updated March 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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It’s the annual shin-dig for science in Australia, a chance for comrades in knowledge to get together and celebrate the best of our achievements over the preceding year.


Last night the annual Eureka Prize winners were announced in grand style at the Sydney Town Hall. Everyone was dressed to the nines (whatever that means) and a wonderful evening unfolded lead by our incomparable hosts Adam Spencer and Anton Enus.


I was live-tweeting the winners all night and here is a summary of the winners for the evening:



On behalf of The Royal Institution of Australia and Australia’s Science Channel, I congratulate all the winners and also wish to acknowledge all the finalists who were in attendance last night. The calibre of Australian Science has never been higher and these are achievements that should make every Australian proud.


Find out more about the Australian Museum 2016 Eureka Prize winners here.


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Paul Willis
Paul is a respected leader in the science community with an impressive career in science. He has a background in vertebrate palaeontology, studying the fossils of crocodiles and other reptiles. He also has a long history as a science communicator, with a career spanning as Director of The Royal Institution of Australia, presenter and host for Australia’s Science Channel, working for the ABC on TV programs such as Catalyst and Quantum as well as radio and online. He’s written books and articles on dinosaurs, fossils and rocks and is finding new ways to engage the people of Australia with the science that underpins their world. Follow him on Twitter @fossilcrox.

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