Story: MacDiarmid, Alan Graham

Alan MacDiarmid and Silvia Cartwright

Alan MacDiarmid and Silvia Cartwright

After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000, Alan MacDiarmid made a trip to New Zealand in 2001. He was awarded the Rutherford Medal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the country’s premier science and technology award, by Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright. Here he shows the award to Cartwright after the ceremony.

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The Dominion Post
Reference: 5 July 2001
Photograph by Haana Howard

How to cite this page:

Paul Callaghan. 'MacDiarmid, Alan Graham', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)