A two-day symposium celebrating the life and work of the late Professor Sir Paul Callaghan was held in Wellington on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2013. Organised by Victoria University and the MacDiarmid Institute, the Professor Sir Paul Callaghan Symposium provided participants with an insight into Sir Paul’s life and career, and highlighted the progress made and plans for the future of the work he started. A number of Sir Paul’s friends and colleagues from New Zealand and abroad spoke at the Symposium, including Emeritus Professor Nick Stone, Sir Paul’s PhD supervisor.
Day one of the symposium featured nine speakers and focussed on Sir Paul’s most significant work, his international collaborations and scientific advances. Day two, Beyond the Science, consisted of a series of 15 minute presentations, based on Sir Paul’s areas of work and interest outside of science.
DAY 1 – Paul’s Science
Topic 1 – Who was Paul?
Topic 2 – Economic Prosperity including Pest Free New Zealand
Topic 3 – Smart Tech/Commercialisation
Topic 4 – Science communication/Outreach