Do the maths: Women winners dominate at the Prime Ministers science awards
Professor Cheryl Praeger received the $250,000 prize at Parliament House alongside other award winners in research, innovation and teaching.
A mathematician has won the 2019 Prime Minister's Prize for Science for her contributions to pure mathematics. Her work went on to influence how we keep information secure on the internet.
($250,000) — The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute team, for the development of the leukemia drug venetoclax.
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
($50,000) — Dr Luke Campbell, for inventing the nuraphone, headphones that adapt to an individual's unique sense of hearing.
Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in Secondary Schools
Much of her work has been in the field of group theory, a branch of pure mathematics which deals in part with questions of symmetry.
They're crucial to public-key cryptography — the way you communicate over the internet or with your bank to keep information secure.
"I was so cross and stubborn I got some different advice and ended up being able to study mathematics and science at university."
Professor Cheryl Praeger was one of the first female professors of mathematics in Australia.Read more: ABC News
I've never met a mathematician who needed to use their genitals to count. 🙄 PM wanted women getting most of the awards; remember what happened with the CEO position of the ABC? Congratulations to the winners, although not sure why the ABC makes the winners gender the main talking point? I've worked with great engineers and scientists both men and women. Their gender had nothing to do with their competence
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