Story: Physics, chemistry and mathematics

Paul Callaghan, 2010

Paul Callaghan, 2010

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan is shown with a rock core analyser in Wellington in 2010. Callaghan, a physicist, was founding director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. He was based at Victoria University of Wellington, specialising in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) research. The rock core analyser uses NMR to measure the fluid content inside rock samples. Callaghan, who died of cancer in 2012, was also one of New Zealand's most prominent science communicators.

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - Scientists as designers and creators', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 22 Oct 2014