Category Archives: Prizes

Science Writing Prize Shut Down

Anyone who wants to know if Campbell Newman really does intend to return Queensland to the Joh era got their answer yesterday. The closure of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards is an announcement that literature, art and indeed intellectualism are … Continue reading

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Since Brian Schmit’s Nobel victory I’ve had plenty of people say “I bet you wish you’d nabbed him for the book”. Naturally I do. I had no idea about his second career as a winemaker, but his research alone was … Continue reading

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I can’t say I saw this coming. I’ve interviewed Professor Schmidt several times and was certainly aware he’s an astronomer of great distinction, but had no idea a Nobel was on the cards.I wonder whether he’s just being modest in … Continue reading

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