RSNZ Awards for two Humboldtians

Two New Zealand Humboldtians received major awards at the Royal Society of
New Zealand Research Honours Event in Wellington on November 26.

Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger [pictured below left] from Massey University was awarded the Rutherford Medal for his world-leading contribution to
fundamental aspects of chemical and physical phenomena in atoms,
molecules and condensed matter. Professor Schwerdtfeger is a Humboldt
Prize winner and is the former President on the New Zealand Association
of Humboldt Fellows. Further details of this award can be found here.

Distinguished Professor Marston Conder [pictured below right] from the University of Auckland was awarded the Hector Medal for his outstanding contribution to mathematics. He is a world authority on discrete objects with maximum possible symmetry in their class. Professor Conder is a Humboldt Research Fellowship awardee. Further details of this award can be found here.

We congratulate both on these major achievements.