Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Symposium: The inspiration of Sir Paul Callaghan

MEDIA RELEASE

5 February 2013
_____________________________________________________

Symposium: The inspiration of Sir Paul Callaghan

A two-day symposium celebrating the life and work of the late Professor Sir Paul Callaghan is to be held in Wellington on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February.

Organised by Victoria University and the MacDiarmid Institute, the Professor Sir Paul Callaghan Symposium will provide participants with an insight into Sir Paul’s life and career, and highlight the progress made and plans for the future of the work he started.

A number of Sir Paul’s friends and colleagues from New Zealand and abroad will speak at the Symposium, including Emeritus Professor Nick Stone, Sir Paul’s PhD supervisor.

Day one of the symposium will feature nine speakers and will focus on Sir Paul’s most significant work, his international collaborations and scientific advances.

Day two, Beyond the Science, will consist of a series of 15 minute presentations, based on Sir Paul’s areas of work and interest outside of science.

Speakers include Professor Lynn Gladen (University of Cambridge); Professor Yang Xia (Oakland University); Professor Shaun Hendy (Victoria University, MacDiarmid Institute and Callaghan Innovation); Fran Wilde (Greater Wellington Regional Council); Kim Hill (Radio New Zealand); and Dr Wayne Ngata (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Ira and Ngāti Porou).

To register for this free event, please email rsvp@vuw.ac.nz with ‘Paul Callaghan Symposium’ in the subject line. Please provide your name, affiliation and day(s) you want to attend.

The full programme can be found here: http://macdiarmid.ac.nz/newsroom/events/general/2013/callaghan-symposium.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fast Track: TPP Negotiations Set To Accelerate, Groser Says

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in July, with New Zealand officials working to stitch up a deal by the month's end, according to Trade Minister Tim Groser. More>>

ALSO:

Floods: Initial Assessment Of Economic Impact

Authorities around the region have compiled an initial impact assessment for the Ministry of Civil Defence, putting the estimated cost of flood recovery at around $120 million... this early estimate includes social, built, and economic costs to business, but doesn’t include costs to the rural sector. More>>

ALSO:

Food: Govt Obesity Plan - No Tax Or Legislation

Speaking to Q+A’s Corin Dann this morning, health minister Jonathan Coleman said tackling obesity was at the top of the Government’s priority list, but there was “no evidence” a sugar tax worked, and further regulation was unnecessary. More>>

ALSO:

Treasury Docs On LVR Policy: Government Inaction Leads To Blurring Of Roles

The Treasury wouldn’t have had to warn the Reserve Bank to stick to its core functions if the Government had taken prompt and substantial measures to rein in skyrocketing Auckland house prices, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Final EPA Decision: Tough Bar Set For Ruataniwha Dam

Today’s final decision by the Tukituki Catchment Board of Inquiry is good news for the river and the environment, says Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri. “Setting a strict level of dissolved nitrogen in the catchment’s waters will ensure that the dam has far less of an impact on the Tukituki river." More>>

ALSO:

"Don’t Give Up":
End Of Kick-Start Hits KiwiSaver Enrolments

ANZ said new enrolments for the ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme had dropped by more than 50% since the Government announced an immediate end to the $1,000 KiwiSaver kick-start incentive in the Budget last month. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news