Ken Freeman wins 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Prof Ken Freeman from the Australia National University has been awarded the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science recognises outstanding achievements by Australians in science and technology that promotes human welfare.
Ken has been shaping and changing our view of the Universe over the past 50 years. He is famous for his incredible contribution to our understanding of Galaxies and dark matter and his impressive publication record. Throughout his career Ken has been committed to training the next generation of astronomers and supporting the Australian astronomy community. Ken has served on many national astronomy committees and was the Secretary for the Astronomical Society of Australia between 1971-1972. In 2001, Ken was awarded the Society’s Robert Ellery Lectureship in recognition of his outstanding contributions in astronomy. Ken has supervised more than 50 astronomy students and continues to be a mentor, inspiration and friend to us all.
Congratulations Ken!
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