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Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 2018 goes to 'Earth-watcher' Kurt Lambeck

By Sarah Keenihan

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Kurt Lambeck’s work has been vital for developing GPS systems we all rely on for navigation.
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear

Professor Kurt Lambeck has won the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

The award recognises Lambeck’s 50-year contribution to Australian and global science through his research “watching” planet Earth – it’s a specialist field known as geodesy.

His work enables more accurate guidance of satellites and space missions, helps track changes in sea levels over time, and facilitates detailed understanding of the deep structure of Earth.

Lambeck’s research also underpins the GPS technology on which we rely for accurate navigation.


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