Star physicist awarded science prize

September 16, 2010 by J-Wire Staff
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Bryan Gaensler, Young Australian of the Year in 1999, is one of this year’s prize-winners in the NSW Scientist of the Year Awards.

Bryan Gaensler receives his award from Governor Marie Bashir

The 37-yr-old Sydney-born physicist was the winner on the Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Astronomy Category at the Government House ceremony in Sydney last night.

Gaensler built the world’s leading research group for studying neutron stars and supernova remnants when working as an associate professor at Harvard.  He is now a professor of Physics at Sydney University at which his current group is studying the origin of magnetism in the universe and the demography of neutron stars and black holes in the Milky Way.

He received his latest reward from NSW Governor Marie Bashir.

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