Cast Your Vote for the 2010 Eureka Prize's People's Choice Award
The six finalists in the Eureka Prizes People’s Choice Award 2010 were chosen from hundreds of entries in the Eureka Prizes for scientific research and innovation – Australia’s premier science awards. The People’s Choice Award goes to the scientist who receives the most online votes during the voting period. The six scientists to vote for are:
Dr Clare Parish, a Melbourne stem cell scientist who has found new ways to rewire the injured brain by improved cell transplants.
Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths, a Sydney astrophysicist who has made a giant map of hydrogen in the Milky Way that gives us insights into how our galaxy was created.
Dr Wouter Schellart , a geophysicist/geologist from Melbourne who created a new theory of Earth dynamics to provide answers to the big questions like what creates mountain ranges, ocean basins, volcanoes and earthquakes.
Dr Ryan Taft, a Brisbane geneticist who has found the smallest known keys to turning genes on and off and discovered that what was once considered ‘junk’ DNA is actually essential to our humanity.
Dr Clinton Fookes, a Brisbane signals processor who has harnessed the power of computer vision to recognise and report on people and actions to improve our security in public places.
Professor Chris Evans and Dr K-lynn Smith, a team of Sydney animal behaviouralists who have studied chickens and learned they can communicate in complex ways never known before.
Go to http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/vote to read the finalist stories, watch their profiles, ask them questions and vote. Voting closes midnight AEST Sunday 15 August.
Everyone who votes has the chance to win great prizes, including Microsoft software, New Scientist subscriptions, Abbey’s book vouchers, ABC merchandise and a chance to have their DNA sequenced by Australian Museum scientists.