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1991 POL Eureka Prize for Environmental Research
Professor Martin Green, UNSW
Outstanding contribution to the development of high efficiency photovoltaic solar cells.
1991 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Industry
BHP Pty Ltd.
Awarded for their outstanding support of industrial research in Australia and its commitment to seeking greater commercial developments from publicly funded research.
Biotech International Ltd.
For the development and exploitation of Australian biotechnology as well as their strong commitment to research, development and training.
1991 ABC Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science
Professor Paul Davies
For his outstanding contribution in communicating the excitement and importance, especially physics and cosmology, to the general public through books, articles, radio and television programs and public lectures.
A special award was also presented to
Dr Ben Selinger, Australian National University
For an outstanding contribution in showing the place and relevance of chemistry in our society through his involvement in public lectures, radio and television programmes and for his outstanding book “Chemistry in the Marketplace”.
1991 NSWU Press Science Book Prize
Penny van Oosterzee, photography by Reg Morrison
For ‘The Centre’
This richly and beautifully illustrated books describes itself as ‘the first natural history of this region for 100 years and as such... the culmination of a broad spectrum of study and analysis of this little-understood part of the world’.