Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Young scientists to meet with Nobel winners

9 June 2005

Young scientists to meet with Nobel winners

For the first time, young New Zealand scientists are to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Prize winners in Lindau, Germany, Research, Science and Technology Minister Steve Maharey announced today.

The meeting – to be held later this month – will be attended by more than fifty Nobel Prize winners, including New Zealand Nobel Laureate, Professor Alan MacDiarmid. The annual meetings began in 1951 when Nobel laureates first came together with young scientists to network and exchange ideas.

Steve Maharey said the meeting was a unique opportunity for the young scientists and the wider New Zealand research community.

"The meeting brings together the living heroes of international science and the next generation of leading researchers," Steve Maharey said. "It's great that young New Zealanders will get a chance to rub shoulders with Nobel Prize winners and their peers from all over the world."

The New Zealanders attending were chosen by the Royal Society of New Zealand and will join up with 600 other specially-selected students from Europe, North America, and Asia for the four-day programme.

"We have a small, but thriving research community here in New Zealand," Steve Maharey said. "It's vital that we take every opportunity to participate in international forums where we can tell the world about the great science being done in our country."

“The young New Zealanders will no doubt establish contacts that will have future benefit, not just for them, but also for the institutions they belong to."

The New Zealanders attending are: Kaa-Sandra Chee who is doing a PhD in Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland; Peter Mace from the Biochemistry Department at Otago University; and Shelley Scott from the University of Canterbury Physics and Astronomy Dept.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election