Tagged: paul callaghan

Luminous Moments - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 11, 2015

Paul Callaghan is well-known to many New Zealanders as a scientist and science communicator. His little book, Luminous Moments, published posthumously, is well worth while reading. It contains “some of his more personal speeches and essays”, seven in all, apparently edited from his hospital bed. The book is put together and prefaced by a foreword by Paul’s daughter, Catherine. Read More

Academic profiling – unwise, unfair, unethical, but common? - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Oct 29, 2013

University rankings can be useful. They can also be used inappropriately to discriminate inaccurately and unjustly. Dr. Mark Hauser at Harvard University – consistently amongst the world’s highest ranked universities – was found guilty of scientific miscounduct, fraudulent science in 2012 – an example of why the university a person is employed at is a poor metric of … Read More

Sir Paul Callaghan (1947-2012) - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Apr 02, 2012

Sir Paul Callaghan was arguably the greatest scientist ever to ply his trade in New Zealand. He led the world in his chosen field of science. He led a team of almost three hundred scientists who changed the way New Zealanders do science. He led the thinking behind the science and innovation policies that are embraced today by the major … Read More

Innovation in Wellington - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Mar 21, 2012

Here in the the capital there are a whole bunch of really interesting initiatives coming to light in the area of commercialising science. The idea here is in part to prepare students for non-academic careers (where most of them end up), and to also encourage scientists at all levels to consider the commercial aspects of their research, which will hopefully … Read More

Vitamin C: Primal panacea? Yeah, right! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 07, 2012

Those that know me, know I regularly rant about the bastion of local journalism that is the Ponsonby News, a whopping 150 page A4 magazine which lands free in my letter box every month (except January when they take a well earned rest…), one of almost 17,000 distributed around Auckland’s inner suburbs. The Ponsonby News is essentially an enormous advertising … Read More

Blue Skies or Applied Research – An Old Debate - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 02, 2011

“University professors who are opposed to organising, planning and directing research after the manner of industrial laboratories … have something to think about now. A most important piece of research [the atomic bomb] was conducted on behalf of the Army in precisely the means adopted in industrial laboratories. End results: an invention was given to the world in three years, … Read More

Inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture – Professor Sir Paul Callaghan - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Sep 15, 2011

The first thing you notice about a Paul Callaghan talk, is the variety of people that show up. Packing the town hall almost to capacity are a mix of students, business-people, old folks, high school kids, academics and……..me. You can almost feel the weight of tradition here, I could swear that the person I’m sitting next too must have graduated … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Science that Inspires - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 26, 2011

Thought i’d take a break from the beautiful universe for a brief moment just to point out a couple of awesome sciency ‘things’ that i’ve found around recently! First off is an excerpt from Paul Callaghan’s speech from graduation this year as published in ‘Victorious’. Here: paulcallaghangraduationspeech2011 A credit to Paul, reading this is the first thing that has … Read More

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