CAASTRO investigators recognised in Australia Day 2013 Honours

The Governal-General of Australia announced that two CAASTRO investigators have been recognised in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List:

  • COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA to Professor Brian Paul SCHMIDT of Sutton, New South Wales, "for eminent service as a global science leader in the field of physics through research in the study of astronomy and astrophysics, contributions to scientific bodies, and the promotion of science education". The Companion of the Order of Australia is Australia’s highest civic honour, awarded for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or to humanity at large.
  • PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL (PSM) to Dr Brian John BOYLE of West Pymble, New South Wales, "for outstanding public service to Australian astronomy and for leadership of the Australian team bidding to host the international Square Kilometre Array facility". The Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees.


In both cases, the brief citations do not do justice to the quality of their science, to their unswerving support for young researchers & the broader astronomy community, and to their extraordinary levels of personal integrity.

Congratulations, Brians!