Prize details

Sir Paul Callaghan Prize


$250 (subject to change and funds available).

Closing date:

No application required


The prize will be awarded to the top student in trimester one 400 level physics.


History or background of award

Sir Paul had a generous willingness to embrace others' ideas and learn from his students, so we feel it is fitting to honour his legacy by establishing a prize in his name to be awarded annually to a talented fourth year (Honours) student majoring in Physics.

Decision makers

The prize be awarded by a panel comprising the Head of School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (or their delegate), the physics program coordinator, and the 400 level physics coordinator.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients will be asked to write a letter of acknowledgement to the donors which will be passed on by the Victoria Foundation.