People's Choice Award Voting Open
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The six finalists in the Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award 2010 have been chosen from hundreds of entries in the Eureka Prizes for scientific research.
The People's Choice Award goes to the scientist who receives the most online votes during the voting period.
Who will be crowned 'Australia's Favourite Scientist'?
Dr Clare Parish, a Melbourne stem cell scientist who has found new ways to rewire the injured brain by improved cell transplants
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths, a Sydney astrophysicist who has made a giant map of hydrogen in the Milky Way that gives us insights into how our galaxy was created
Dr Wouter Schellart , a geophysicist/geologist from Melbourne who created a new theory of Earth dynamics to answers to the big questions like what creates mountain ranges, ocean basins, volcanoes and earthquakes
Dr Ryan Taft, a Brisbane geneticist who has found the smallest known keys to turning genes on and off and discovered that what was once considered ‘junk' DNA is actually essential to our humanity
Dr Clinton Fookes, a Brisbane signals processor who has harnessed the power of computer vision to recognise and report on people and actions to improve our security in public places
Professor Chris Evans and Dr K-lynn Smith, a team of Sydney animal behaviouralists who have studied chickens and learned they can communicate in complex ways never known before.