June 17, 2005  


Australia Honors Helen Quinn


On April 19, Helen Quinn (THP) was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The award letter from the Governor-General’s office credited Quinn’s selection in the General Division stating the award is ‘By His Excellency’s Command, for services to scientific research in the field of theoretical physics and to education.’

Quinn, who received an honorary degree from the University of Melbourne (see TIP, March 19), traveled extensively throughout the Commonwealth in March conducting public lectures, radio interviews and speaking to high school students.

The Order of Australia, instituted in 1975, is an honor society in the Commonwealth of Australia. The award recognizes achievement or meritorious service–in Quinn’s case both are applicable.


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