New Zealand:the place talent wants to live
Professor Sir Paul Callaghan GNZM FRS FRSNZ
2011 New Zealander of the Year
6pm Thursday 19 May 2011
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa Museum, Wellington
This is an extraordinarily pleasant country in which to live. What holds us back is a self-serving mythology. Overcome that and we unleash our full potential.
This lecture will issue a challenge to a new generation to lead New Zealand's transformation through the use of science, technology and an evidence base for decision making. The new economy will improve and not imperil our real wealth: our forests, land, rivers, seas, our fauna, and of course, our remarkable peoples.
About Professor Callaghan
In 2001 Professor Callaghan became the 36th New Zealander to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. He was awarded the Ampere Prize in 2004 and the Rutherford Medal in 2005. He was appointed a Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006 and in 2007 was recognised by a KEA/NZTE World Class New Zealander Award and the Sir Peter Blake Medal. He was knighted in August 2009. In 2010 he was awarded the international Günther Laukien Prize and in New Zealand shared with his team, the Prime Minister's Science Prize. In 2011 he was named Kiwibank "New Zealander of the Year".
Royal Society of New Zealand details.
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