Science

Wellington mathematician awarded Rutherford Medal

The Rutherford Medal, the top award at this year’s Research Honours Aotearoa, was awarded last night to Professor Rod Downey FRSNZ for his revolutionary research into mathematical logic and computer science. Mathematician Rod Downey. Photo by Victoria University of Wellington Research Honours Aotearoa, hosted by Royal Society Te Apārangi, celebrated the achievements of New Zealand researchers, scholars …

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Wellington professor appointed chief science advisor for MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced the appointment of Professor Gary Evans to the role of its Chief Science Advisor. “We’re thrilled to welcome Professor Gary Evans, a highly respected chemist from Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment,” announced Dr Prue Williams, …

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Au kaupapa e rima mo te Rāhoroi 15 a Rātapu 16 Mahuru

As Te Wiki o te Reo Māori comes to an end, there’s a lot going on involving nature and space and trombones. Saturday’s Young Feminist Hui at Te Papa is fully booked, though there are still a few tickets available for the All Blacks/Springbok test… Photo of Kereru by Janice McKenna Conservation Week starts on Saturday, …

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Au kaupapa e rima mo te Rāapa 12 Mahuru

What’s up with Wednesday events? Type design, NZ’s first theatre, true stories told live, some extraordinary sheilas, and supervolcanoes. Join type designer Kris Sowersby and current designer-in-residence Johnson Witehira for a free lunchtime Open Studio and informal discussion at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 147 Cuba Street, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. As long-time collaborators, the pair will …

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