Sir Paul Callaghan’s crazy idea

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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14th April, 2012
When Sir Paul Callaghan died last month, the science community lost a great physicist, communicator, mentor, entrepreneur and visionary. But his last lecture, on February 13, was not about the nuclear magnetic resonance he’s known for in the physics world, or about his vision for a New Zealand economy boosted by a high-tech manufacturing sector. February’s talk, though, did tie in with Callaghan’s vision for a New Zealand “where talent wants to live”. In front of a packed Wellington auditorium, Callaghan asked, “What do we have that marks us out as unique in the world?” England ...

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