Associate Professor Alan Duffy is an astrophysicist creating universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies form; Professor Nalini Joshi is the Payne-Scott Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney and the former Head of School of Mathematics and Statistics, the first woman to hold that position.

In an honest and thought-provoking conversation with broadcaster Robyn Williams, Alan and Nalini discuss a diverse range of topics including counter-intuitive ideas, the story of pioneering physicist Ruby Payne-Scott, the pressure of mapping out a career goal and the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Eureka Prize winners Associate Professor Alan Duffy and Professor Nalini Joshi AO in conversation with Robyn Williams
Eureka Prize winners Associate Professor Alan Duffy and Professor Nalini Joshi, in conversation with Robyn Williams Image: Tim Levy
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Journey through an inspiring hour of anecdotes, reflections and analysis of some of the critical issues facing Australian science, through the lens of two 2018 Eureka Prize winners.

It’s going to have to be people, like myself … we’re the ones who’ve had the privilege, we should be the ones to fix this. It’s not right to ask anyone else to. Alan Duffy

I want to ensure that everyone looks at where the money trail is and thinks and reflects about the actions that you are being asked to participate in or champion. Nalini Josh

About the Eureka Prizes

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, raising the profile of science in the community by celebrating outstanding achievements across the categories of Research & Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement and School Science. Learn more here.