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Astrophysicist honoured for excellence

Physicist and nuclear energy advocate, conjoint Associate Professor Colin Keay, has received the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Award for Outstanding Service to Physics in Australia. Only five of these awards have been presented in the past 12 years. The award recognises Keay’s commitment to science communication, including his longstanding role as book review editor for the AIP’s journal. His research and service to astronomy recognised in 1997 when a minor planet was named in his honour – Minor Planet 5007 KEAY. He retired from the University of Newcastle in 1993.

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