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In search of the heaviest element

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 3:59 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Like absolute zero on the temperature scale, what is the heaviest element that could possibly exist? That’s the question 2015 Rutherford LecturerDistinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger would love to know the answer to. More >>

Richard Bedford starts term as President of Royal Society

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:16 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Professor Richard Bedford starts a three-year term as President of the Royal Society of New Zealand today, taking over the role from Professor Sir David Skegg. More >>

UK chemist to light up the stage

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 3:38 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

24 June 2015 UK chemist to light up the stage (and uncover shampoo’s secrets) More >>

Society supports discussion on maths teaching

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:36 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand supports discussion on how numeracy is taught in primary schools. The current practice is being called into question by independent think tank The New Zealand Institute’s report Un(ac)countable: Why millions on ... More >>

Growing diversity increases need for languages policy

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:22 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Growing levels of diversity forecast for New Zealand make a national approach to languages more urgent, according to the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

Asbestos exposure "unlikely to cause major health problems"

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:18 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of scientific evidence about the risks of asbestos exposure to residents of houses undergoing renovation and repair work, such as has been carried out and is ongoing in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes, has found the health risks ... More >>

National Science and Technology Awards for Students

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:32 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Nine high school students have won awards at the prestigious Genesis Energy Realise the Dream ceremony for their outstanding scientific research, technological development or engineering projects. More >>

Royal Society of NZ recognises achievements of researchers

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:37 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2014 Research Honours event, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. More >>

$56 million for researchers in 20th year of the Marsden Fund

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 12:17 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A total of 101 research projects have been allocated $55.7 million (excl.GST) of funding in this year’s Marsden Fund grants, which support New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social ... More >>

Top researchers and scholars elected as Fellows

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:02 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today. More >>

Review finds community water fluoridation safe and effective

Friday, 22 August 2014, 1:31 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. Councils currently ... More >>

Royal Society looks beyond census data to NZ's future

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:53 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand sees a future where multiple ‘national’ identities exist, we face an ageing but increasingly active older population, and a relatively large and youthful Māori and Pasifika population offers a ‘demographic dividend’. ... More >>

Photo competition captures New Zealand’s changing population

Monday, 31 March 2014, 12:12 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Photo competition captures New Zealand’s changing population The Royal Society of New Zealand is running a photography competition to capture images that reflect New Zealand’s changing population. Like a census, photos will be taken on the same ... More >>

NZ well positioned to be a green economy says Royal Society

Friday, 21 March 2014, 5:07 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand says environmental problems are beginning to threaten social and economic wellbeing and that New Zealand would benefit from a move to a green economy. More >>

Royal Society of NZ acknowledges outgoing Chief Executive

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:36 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand wishes to acknowledge the exceptional contribution of Dr Di McCarthy, who will retire from her position as Chief Executive on 30 June. More >>

Top researchers, scholars elected Fellows of Royal Society

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 5:15 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Thirteen top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today. More >>

Winning students to visit Wellington and meet Terry Tao

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 4:41 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Sixteen budding mathematicians in Years 7-10 are headed to Wellington on Thursday (29 August) to meet with one of the world’s greatest maths prodigies and to tour Parliament, Te Papa and Weta Digital. More >>

The rise of contemporary indigenous art – lecture tour

Monday, 5 August 2013, 3:01 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The 2013 New Zealand Aronui Lecture, organised by the Royal Society of New Zealand, will explore the global rise of contemporary indigenous art with Professor Mane-Wheoki. More >>

Closing date nears for the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 9:03 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealand scientists and leading research teams are being given a final prompt to complete their entries for this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. More >>

Lecture Tour On the Next Frontier In Human Genetics

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 4:15 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealanders in different parts of the country will soon get to hear about this new frontier from one of Australia’s best statisticians, Professor Terry Speed. More >>

 

 

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