Prize details

Denis Sullivan Prize in Astronomy and Astrophysics


$250 (subject to available funds)

Closing date:

No application required


The prize is awarded to the top student in PHYS 132.


Denis Sullivan was professor of physics at Victoria University, a popular lecturer in physics, and an internationally recognised astronomer and astrophysicist. The prize was established by his friends, colleagues, and contemporaries to honour his legacy and recognise and encourage emerging physicists, particularly those with an interest in astronomy and astrophysics.

The prize is awarded by a panel comprising the Head of School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (or their delegate), the physics program coordinator, and the Phys 132 course coordinator.

The intention of the donors is that the prize will be used for the purchase of books or computer software/hardware to assist the awardee in further studies in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or mathematics.

Recipients are required to write a letter of thanks to the donor within one month of receiving this award.