Tagged: Royal Society

Creative science writing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 20, 2011

This weekend the Royal Society announced the winners of the New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing. There are two categories, fiction and non-fiction, and this year entrants were asked to write about chemistry and our world. This is … Continue reading → … Read More

Royal Society’s science book of year Winton Prize winner. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 18, 2011

The Wave Watcher’s Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney is this year’s  the winner of the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for science books. Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, presented the £10,000 prize to Gavin Pretor-Pinney at an award ceremony … Continue reading → … Read More

Science medal and link to wealth creation a great endeavour - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 18, 2011

It’s great to see some public recognition of scientists and (by implication) science with the just announced medals presented to 13 New Zealanders by the Royal Society. Reading some of the citations and background on the women (with the main … Continue reading → … Read More

Tripping (on) the Light Fantastic - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 08, 2011

As part of the International Year of Chemistry, and to celebrate the centenary of Marie Curie’s Nobel prize for chemistry, the Royal Society of New Zealand has been running a series of lectures by prominent New Zealand women chemists at different venues around the country. This evening I attended the Christchurch Marie Curie lecture delivered by Dr Cather Simpson, Director … Read More

The Magic of Reality for young people - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 20, 2011

This is something we need more of – science books for young people. And chances are this one, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, will be good. The author, Richard Dawkins is a fellow of both the … Continue reading → … Read More

Paul Nurse: science under attack - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 29, 2011

Paul Nurse is the new President of the Royal Society. His predecessor Martin Rees was firm in his insistence on the seriousness of climate science and climate change, and Nurse is equally so. In a striking BBC Horizon documentary Science Under Attack he examines why public trust in scientific theory appears to have diminished, especially [...] … Read More