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2024 Australia Day Honours

6 Feb 2024 10:00 AM | Anonymous

The Order of Australia awards recognise and celebrate Australians, meritorious awards, and recognition for distinguished and conspicuous service. The AIP would like to congratulate the following AIP members for their accomplishments.

Revealing how collisions with rocks shape planets:

The 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecturer A/Prof Katarina Miljkovic OAM was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for "service to science as a researcher". Katarina was Scientist of the Year in 2019 and UNESCO Women in Science Fellow in 2018.

X-ray scattering guru and a 'godfather' of the Aus synchrotron:

AIP Life Member Emeritus Prof Dudley Creagh AM was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to science, and to tertiary education”, including contributions to X-ray scattering and the development of the Australian National Beamline Facility at Tsukuba, Japan, and the planning of, and the design of the Spectroscopy beamline for, Australian synchrotron.

The art and science of sundials:

Former AIP member Dr Margaret Folkard OAM was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to gnomonics, and to the community. Margaret was a research physicist while co-founding and co-directing Sundials Australia, designing and constructing sundials across Australia.

Former AIP member John Ward OAM was awarded an (Honorary) Order of Australia Medal for service to gnomonics, as co-founder and co-director of Sundials Australia with Dr Margaret Folkard OAM.

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