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Quantum physicist Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons – the 2018 Australian of the Year …

Bear thinks she is a very special person. This is her acceptance speech which we all should listen to …


“Quantum physicist Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons, whose work has been heralded as launching Australia into “the space race of the computing era”, has been named this year’s Australian of the Year.

Eddie Woo (Australia’s Local Hero), Samantha Kerr (Young Australian of the Year) and Dr Graham Farquhar AO (Senior Australian of the Year) were also honoured at a ceremony in Canberra tonight.

Since arriving in Australia from Britain in 1999, Professor Simmons’ work at the University of NSW quantum physics department has helped develop leading technology on a global scale.

Five years ago, Professor Simmons and her team developed the world’s first transistor made from a single atom, as well as the world’s thinnest wire.

Now she is looking to build a quantum computer capable of solving problems in minutes, which would otherwise take thousands of years.”

Please visit ABC Australia for the article on the other awards.

Bear thinks Australia is an amazing place where for a small country we have so many world leaders in their field.


Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump’s US …

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face …”

Stephen Hawking at the Bibliothèque nationale de France to inaugurate the Laboratory of Astronomy and Particles in Paris, and the French release of his work God Created the Integers, 5 May 2006.

Wikipedia Stephen Hawking

“Stephen Hawking, the leading British physicist and cosmologist, has said he no longer feels welcome in the US under Donald Trump.

Prof Hawking is a recipient of the prestigious US Franklin medal for science and received the presidential medal of freedom from Barack Obama in 2009. Now he has spoken out about his fears for the country’s “definite swing to a rightwing, more authoritarian approach”.

“I would like to visit again and to talk to other scientists, but I fear that I may not be welcome,” he said in an interview with Good Morning Britain on Monday.”

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid.”

Please visit source: Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump’s US | Science | The Guardian

Bear pays a lot of attention to what this guy says.