Members of the ANU community, including Professor Brian Schmidt, have been awarded Australia Day honours in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community.
The awardees were announced by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on Australia Day. Among them was Professor Brian Schmidt from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, who was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AC). Australia’s highest civil honour.
Professor Schmidt’s work was also recognised with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO congratulated all the awardees from ANU and around the country.
“To be admitted to the Order of Australia is a great honour and I congratulate all of the recipients named by the Governor-General today,” he said.
“In addition to his ground-breaking astronomical research, Brian has played an influential role in Australian science in general, mentoring young students and shaping science policy. Brain has been at ANU since 1994 and this is wonderful recognition from his adopted country.”
The full honours list is available at http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/