Next Stop Nobel?
Professor Paul Callaghan of Wellington has won the prestigious Ampere Prize. The biannual award – one of the most esteemed in the international science community – recognises outstanding work in the field of magnetic resonance. It is the first time the prize has been awarded to a scientist outside of Europe. Callaghan is the Alan MacDiarmid Professor of Physical Sciences and Director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at Victoria University. “We are lucky to have someone with the originality and expertise of Professor Callaghan on our staff,” says Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon in Scoop. “Not only is he exceptionally talented but he has a great knack of explaining his research, and other science, to a general audience and is in great demand as a guest speaker and commentator around the world.”