[ASC-media] 2006 ANZAAS MEDAL WINNER
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Wed Nov 29 10:21:55 CET 2006
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2006 ANZAAS MEDAL WINNER ANNOUNCED
ANZAAS, the Australian and New Zealand
Association for the Advancement of Science, one
of Australia's oldest scientific
associations, is pleased to announce that the
recipient of the ANZAAS Medal in 2006 will
be Professor Raymond John Stalker, AO
Ph.D., D.Eng (Qld), FAA, FAIAA, FIEAust,
FTSE Emeritus Professor, Department of
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland.
Professor Stalker receives the medal for his
sustained scientific work and the building of a
world class team of scientists and engineers over
four decades related to the invention of the
shock tunnel known as the Stalker Tube, and the
development of new instrumentation methods,
showing that the concept could be applied at
very high airspeeds. The scramjet concept had
remained untested at high speeds until the
successful work of Stalker's research group.
First awarded on August 16th 1965 at the 38th
ANZAAS Congress [in Hobart, Tasmania] the ANZAAS
Medal is awarded for services to the advancement
of science, or the administration and
organisation of scientific activities throughout
Australia and New Zealand, or for contributions
in science beyond the normal professional obligation.
The ANZAAS Medal is only presented to the
recipient during the proceedings of a significant
scientific event, which this year will be the
opening ceremony of the XVII Congress of the
Australian Institute of Physics to be held at the
Brisbane Convention Centre from 4th 8th December 2006.
Professor Stalker will be presented with the
Medal by Gary Fenlon MP on Monday 4th December,
at 8.30am Professor Stalker joins a
distinguished list of Australian based scientists
who have previously received the Medal.
For further information:
The University of Adelaide,
Telephone:  8303 4965
0407 742 203
 8374 2203[h]
email: secretary at anzaas.org.au
ANZAAS Web site is: http://www.anzaas.org.au
Professor Stalker can be contacted for interview on:
 3365 3598 [laboratory]
 3378 3591 [home]
e-mail: r.stalker at uq.edu.au
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