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.