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National Societies Major Awards

 

Australian Medal for Agricultural Science (AIAST)

The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST) periodically recognises outstanding achievement by the award of The Australian Medal of Agricultural Science to persons who, in the opinion of the Board, have made outstanding, specific contributions to the advancement of Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (NRM). The medal was first awarded in 1948.

CSIRO winners are:

2008 Alan Dyce
1997 Jim Davidson
1995 Dharma Shukla and Colin Ward
1992 Robert John Lawn
1991 Rex Oram
1978 Lloyd Thomas Evans
1977 RG Downes
1976 Edward F Henzell
1973 CH Williams
1972 Albert Rovira
1970 Fred HW Morley
1968 Ralph Owen Slatyer
1964 Colin Malcolm Donald
1961 CS Christian
1960 DO Norris
1957 John Griffiths (Jack) Davies
1951 Edmund Alfred Cornish
1950 James Arthur Prescott

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Alan Walsh Medal for Service to Industry (AIP)

The Alan Walsh Medal recognizes significant contributions by a practicing physicist to industry in Australia. The Award consists of a medal and is open to competition every second year among persons resident in Australia for at least five of the seven years preceding the closing date for applications. The Award will be given for physics research and/or development that has led to patents, processes or inventions which, in the opinion of the judging panel, have led to significant industrial and/or commercial outcomes, such as devices that are being manufactured or have influenced a major industrial process.

CSIRO winners are:

2008 Anthony Farmer, Anthony Murphy and Trevor McAllister
2004 Brian David Sowerby and James Tickner

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Harrie Massey Medal and Prize (AIP)

The Massey Medal and prize is awarded every two years by the Australian Institute of Physics for contributions to physics or its applications made by an Australian physicist working anywhere in the world or by a non Australian resident in, and for work carried out in, Australia. The recipient presents a lecture on their award winning work at the Congress of the year of the award and publishes an article in Australian Physics. The recipient must be a member of the Australian Institute of Physics or the Institute of Physics (UK). The award was proposed in 1988 and established in 1990 as a gift from the Institute of Physics (UK) to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the AIP as a separate institution in 1963.

CSIRO winners are:

2012 Anthony Murphy

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Walter Boas Medal (AIP)

The Walter Boas Medal [external link] was established by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) in 1984 to promote excellence in research in Physics and to perpetuate the name of Walter Boas. The award is for physics research carried out in the five years prior to the date of the award, as demonstrated by both published papers and unpublished papers prepared for publication.

CSIRO winners are:

2010 Kostya Ostrikov
1997 Stephen Wilkins
1991 P. Hariharan
1985 Peter Hannaford

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Australian Mathematical Society Medal (AustMS)

The Australian Mathematical Society Medal [external link] is awarded to a member of the Society under the age of 40 years for distinguished research in the mathematical sciences. A significant portion of the research work should have been carried out in Australia. The Medal is presented at the opening session of the Society’s Annual Meeting and was first awarded in 1981.

CSIRO winners are:

2000 Christine O’Keefe
1995 Adrian Baddeley
1988 Frank de Hoog

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George Szekeres Medal (AustMS)

The George Szekeres Medal [external link] was established by the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) in 2001 for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical sciences in the 15 years prior to the year of the award

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ANZIAM Medal (AustMS)

The Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) is a division of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS). Its members are interested in applied mathematical research, mathematical applications in industry and business, and mathematics education at tertiary level. The ANZIAM medal [external link] is awarded every two years on the basis of: (info) research achievements, (ii) activities enhancing applied or industrial mathematics, or both, and (iii) contributions to ANZIAM. The first award was made at the 1995 ANZIAM conference.

CSIRO winner is:

2010 Dr Robert Anderssen – ANZIAM Medal Citation [external link]

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Lemberg Medal and Lecture (ASBMB)

The Lemberg Medal [external link] is awarded to a distinguished Australian biochemist or molecular biologist who will present the Lemberg Lecture at the Annual Conference. The Medal and an honorarium are presented in memory of Emeritus Professor M.R. Lemberg who was the Society’s first President and Honorary Member. First presented in 1968 the award is made annually and is restricted to Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) members.

CSIRO winners are:

2007 Colin Ward
1998 Elizabeth Dennis
1994 John Ballard
1992 Wayne Gerlach
1988 Peter Colman
1978 Jim Peacock
1974 Marshall Hatch
1969 Keith Boardman

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Gold Medal (ASEG)

For exceptional and highly significant distinguished contributions to the science and practice of geophysics by a member, resulting in wide recognition within the geoscientific community. It is the highest and most prestigious award of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Beginning in 1985 it is awarded at irregular intervals (1985, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2010).

CSIRO winners are:

2006 Art Raiche
1989 Kenneth Gordon McCracken

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Gilruth Prize (AVA)

The Gilruth Prize [external link] is the Australian Veterinary Association’s most prestigious award and is given for outstanding service by a member or a non-member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) to veterinary science in Australia.

CSIRO winners are:

1998 Alan D Donald
1988 William A Snowden
1982 Ian W McDonald
1965 Hugh McL Gordon
1958 Arthur W Turner
1955 Lionel Bull

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Keith Harrison Memorial Lecture (ESA)

The Keith Harrison Memorial Lecture is the most prestigious award of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA), and is given annually to an individual who has made a significant and substantial contribution to the discipline of endocrinology. It is an International award and recipients do not need to be members of the Society. It was first awarded in 1964 and the majority of awards (approximately 80%) have been to overseas scientists.

CSIRO winners are:

2008 Colin Ward
1964 Ken Ferguson

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Leighton Memorial Medal (RACI)

The Leighton Memorial Medal commemorates the distinguished career of A E Leighton CMG, FRIC, FRACI MIChemE, who had a distinguished career as a chemist, technologist and administrator, in which he had served Australia’s interests in both war and peace.

The Medal is the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s most prestigious medal and is awarded in recognition of eminent services to chemistry in Australia in the broadest sense. It may be made within a wide range of activities including research, technology, service to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), public service and national leadership. It was first presented in 1965 and is awarded annually.

CSIRO winners are:

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H.G. Smith Memorial Award (RACI)

The H.G. Smith Memorial Medal is in honour of Henry George Smith who between 1897 and 1921 wrote about one hundred scientific publications, including co-authorship on three books on eucalypts and pines. In the latter books the authors controversially argued that the constancy of the oil composition of eucalypts and other genera should be given diagnostic rank with morphology in taxonomic determinations of species. Smith was also a pioneer teacher of organic chemistry which he taught for Sydney Technical College.

The Medal is awarded annually to a financial member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) who, in the opinion of the RACI’s Board, has contributed most to the development of some branch of chemical science; this contribution will be judged by research work published or accepted for publication during the ten years immediately preceding the award. It was first awarded in 1929.

CSIRO winners are:

2003 Ezio Rizzardo
1971 Dave Solomon
1971 Claude Culvenor
1966 Don Weiss
1965 John Swan
1956 James Robert (Jerry) Price
1951 Lloyd Rees
1933 Ian Wark
1931 James Prescott
1929 David Rivett

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Applied Research Award (RACI)

The Applied Research Medal is awarded annually to a RACI member who has contributed significantly towards the development of, or innovation through, applied research, or in industrial fields. The work will cover the period of 10 years preceding the award, with the major proportion of the work having been done in Australia or its Territories.

CSIRO winners are:

2002 Calum Drummond
1996 Ezio Rizzardo
1988 Alan W Mann
1987 John H Canterford
1983 Brian A Bolto
1982 George Holan
1981 Don Weiss
1980 David Solomon