Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith Wins Eureka Award for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research
UNSW School of Physics Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith has won the 2016 Eureka award for promoting Australian science research for her work and vision in astronomy at last week’s award ceremony at Sydney’s Town Hall.
Based at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Dr Harvey-Smith is a Research Astronomer and also the Project Scientist for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). She is also a member of UNSW School of Physics Advisory Board.
The Eureka award recognises Dr Harvey-Smith’s ability to comprehensively convey complex science to the general public with passion and flare for all things astronomy.
"There are no bigger questions than the ones being asked by astronomers. Where do we come from, where are we going and are we alone?" she said.
The Australian Museum Eureka Awards celebrate individuals who have had significant contributions in the fields of scientific research and innovation, leadership, science communication and journalism and school science.
To view Dr Harvey-Smith’s submission video, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd7n8yWoxP8