By Kelly Strzepek

Here at the Research School of Earth Sciences we pride ourselves in being one of the best Earth Sciences schools in the world. And we are not the only ones who think so. Just last week the Australian Academy of Sciences recognised two of our researchers for excellence in their respective fields. Many congratulations must go to Professor Gordon Lister who won the Mawson Medal and Lecture for research into the earth sciences and Dr Andy Hogg who won the Frederick White Prize for physical, terrestrial and planetary science. Personally I think they should also get the award for most probing and/or entertaining questions during seminar, but I don’t think the academy has that category. There is another award that I am not doing a very good job at keeping secret….but you’ll have to wait until the 16th.