Awards and Prizes


The $35,000 Minister’s Prize for Achievement in Life Sciences has been awards to Bostjan Kobe (U. of Queensland) for research in exploring the shape of basic building blocks-proteins. The Prime Minister and Minister for Industry, Science and Resources presented the 2001 Science Prizes during a dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House on September 25, 2001.

Chick Wilson has been awarded the first BTM Willis Prize, from the Neutron Scattering Group of the Inst, of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry, for outstanding contributions to neutron scattering science.

Richard Nelmes was made an OBE, Andrew Leslie, J.A.K Howard, and George Sheldrick have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, and Julia Higgins was made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honors in 2001. Jack Dunitz was made an Honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Jane Brown was awarded the 2001 Walter Halg Prize. Dorothy Hodgkin was honored by the presentation of a Royal Society of Chemistry Landmark in Oxford.

Gabor A. Somorjai, professor of chemistry at the U. of California, Berkeley received the US National Medal of Science.