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Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
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In 2003, Fast Thinking Press published a book dedicated to a special breed of Australian hero - winners of the Nobel Prize. It is surprising that it took nearly 90 years for the father and son team of William H and William L. Bragg, winners of the award for physics in 1915, not to mention the other eight laureates at the time, to be commemorated with a book of any kind. Public interest over the initial volume was overwhelming and its success proved that Australians are, indeed, interested in science when it is presented in a coherent and accessible way. As Australia's Nobel list seems to be growing faster than ever before, this current volume is a welcome update. Since the original volume, there have been four more Australian heroes added to the list. Prof Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren jointly won the award for physiology or medicine in 2005; Br Elizabeth Blackburn, our first female laureate, was crowned in 2009, also in physiology or medicine; and as luck would have it just prior to press time, another award, this time for physics was handed to Brian Schmidt. All of the original biographies have been reworked, and the new edition incorporates a number of shorter pieces from leaders in various science, technology and innovation fields. Of special importance is a new section devoted to women in science. And, as previously, we include a broad array of profiles of companies and organisations, possibly the largest compilation of Australia's innovation yet published. Our goal, as before, is to honour our national (and sometimes unsung) heroes. As well, it is to inspire Australian youth - and particularly young women - to consider science as a career. Overall, we recognise that the future belongs to a science-literate country. And in that exercise, we hope this second edition on Australia's Nobel Laureates makes a continued impact.
Dennis Jones & Associates
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