Story: Intellectuals

Kim Hill and Paul Callaghan

Kim Hill and Paul Callaghan

Paul Callaghan is shown with the radio journalist Kim Hill, with whom he recorded a series of interviews about science which were subsequently published as a book. Callaghan was a physicist with an international reputation who became the founding director of the MacDiarmid Institute for materials science and nano-technology at Victoria University of Wellington. He was also an important public intellectual, speaking and writing about new opportunities for economic growth in New Zealand.

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Chris Hilliard, 'Intellectuals - University intellectuals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Chris Hilliard, published 22 Oct 2014