The awards showcase the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and our society.

Since the introduction of the Awards in 2005, the State Government has recognised the efforts and achievements of more than 50 scientists, many of whom are world leaders in their respective fields.

Researchers of this calibre continue South Australia’s long tradition of achievement in science, which began with father and son partnership of William and Lawrence Bragg, who jointly won the Nobel Prize in 1915 and Howard Florey who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his pioneering work in the discovery of penicillin.

Science and research development go to the heart of lifting the opportunities, health and skills of South Australia’s workforce and our social and economic prosperity. The Awards showcase the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and our society as a whole.

The Science Excellence Awards are the most prestigious of their kind in the State and complement the national Prime Minister’s Prize’s for Science.

2014 Science Excellence Awards Winners

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For more information, contact:

Phone: (08) 8207 8702
Email: scienceawards@sa.gov.au