AINSE Research Fellow receives a Tall Poppy Science Award
Dr Ksenia Sawczak, Director, Research Services, University of Canberra,
Dr Darren Goosens, recipient one of two AINSE Research Fellow awards in 2006 has received an Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) 2010 ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Award.
To quote AIPS The Tall Poppy Campaign, initiated by the AIPS during the centenary celebrations in 1998 for the birth of Howard Florey, aims to promote Australian intellectual excellence and endeavour and invest in Australias future. An important component of the Campaign is the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards scheme, inaugurated in 1999, which acknowledges the achievements of our best young scientific researchers across all fields. These awards are made on a state by- state basis. In each state, the calibre of nominations for the Young Tall Poppy Awards has been extremely high.
AINSE congratulates Darren for this distinction.
Dr Goosens primary research field, and work that is central to his AINSE fellowship, is the use of diffuse scattering that is the weak, delocalised scattering that is not restricted to the Bragg peaks as a means of studying short-range order in crystalline materials.
(The Tall Poppy is a metaphor for excellence and endeavour and symbolises Australias pride in its outstanding achievers in all fields.)
Image: Geoff Comfort