|Thu 14 Jun 2012, 7:00pm–8:30pm|
Join distinguished scientist Professor Sir Peter Gluckman for the second lecture in the Transit of Venus lecture series. In association with the Royal Society of New Zealand and Radio New Zealand.
Transit to a Better New Zealand
New Zealanders largely agree about the future they want: greater prosperity, a better environment, and greater social cohesion. But what are the issues we need to address to bring these about?
In this lecture, Professor Gluckman discusses how science can help New Zealand make faster and more effective progress towards these objectives.
Professor Sir Peter Gluckman
Professor Sir Peter Gluckman is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished scientists and the country’s first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister.
Professor Gluckman trained in paediatrics and endocrinology. His research encompasses foetal and postnatal growth, nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and the developmental origins of metabolic disease. He is a fellow of the Royal Society (London), the Royal Society of New Zealand, and the United Kingdom’s Academy of Medical Sciences, and has received many scientific awards, including the Rutherford and Nuffield medals.
Professor Gluckman was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2008, and, with the restoration of traditional honours, was knighted in 2009.
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