Australia’s 2011 Prime Minister’s prizes for science announced

A CSIRO fellow who migrated to Australia from Italy as a teenager without a word of English, and an organic chemist who started his working life in a paint factory at the age of 16 were last night jointly awarded the €222,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science. Check out the Australian Government website for more information - http://minister.innovation.gov.au/Carr/MediaReleases/Pages/PRIMEMINISTERSSCIENCEPRIZE.aspx