Nobel Laureates

Seven Australian early career researchers have been selected from a highly competitive field to travel to Lindau in Germany to meet and learn from more than 30 Nobel Laureates.

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International scientists

The Australian Academy of Science has elected two internationally recognised leaders in science as Corresponding Members.

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Elizabeth H. Blackburn

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Thomas Ranken Lyle

Thomas Ranken Lyle / mathematics / physics

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Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson / Earth sciences

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John Conrad Jaeger / Australian Earth sciences

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Sir Ian Wark / applied science

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E J Hannan / mathematical sciences

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David Craig / chemistry

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Ruth Stevens Gani / human genetics

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Dr J.L. Pawsey / physics

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Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran / statistical science

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R.J.W. Le Fèvre / Chemistry

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Dr A. Gottschalk / medical sciences

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Sir Frederick White / physical, terrestrial and planetary sciences

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