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reminiSCIENCE column

Immersed in Chemistry

Photo courtesy Prof White

John White in a safety inspection of the drained “swimming pool” of the nuclear reactor at Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble, France, 1978. Photo courtesy Prof White

By Peter Pockley

Arguably Australia’s most internationally experienced and prominent chemistry researcher, Professor John White continues to produce original research long after normal retirement age, and he is, unshakeably, a committed Christian.

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A Very Public Scientist

By Peter Pockley

Ian Lowe is proof of the value of scientists who apply their scientific training and experience to issues at the interfaces of science, technology, society and policy.

reminiScience draws on extended biographical interviews recorded by Peter Pockley for the Oral History Archives of the National Library of Australia. This is the 43rd interview in the series, which is progressively coming online at www.nla.gov.au/digcoll/audio.

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A Lover of Animals, Living and Dead

By Peter Pockley

Michael Archer's life-long attachment to animals as research subjects and personal pets matches his passion for the records they have left in the unique fossil beds of the Australian outback.

Read this article in Australasian Science Magazine (print only).

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A Pioneer of Science Journalism

Peter Pockley

Peter Pockley (pointing upwards) during preparations at CSIRO's Parkes radio­telescope for the “Our World” global telecast in 1967 – the first global television broadcast. Source: CSIRO

By Guy Nolch

Guy Nolch pays tribute to long-time columnist Peter Pockley, who was Australia's longest-serving science journalist.

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