Blog 2019

Pearcey events, news and blog items from 2019.

Nov 14, 2019

2019 National Pearcey Awards

The 2019 national awards were held in the evening of 14th November at the University of Melbourne. Presentations included the Pearcey Medal awarded to Prof David Abramson, the Pearcey Hall of Fame awarded to Sonja Bernhardt and Bob Beaumont, and the Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Craig McDonald from Victoria.

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Nov 14, 2019

2019 CSIRAC 70th Anniversary

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of CSIRAC: Australia's first stored program digital computer and the world's fourth. Presentations by eminent speakers honour Dr Trevor Pearcey's legacy and catch a glimpse of what the future holds for Australian innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology in society.

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Oct 24, 2019

Prof Rod Tucker Honoured

Rod Tucker speaking at the inauguration of the Tucker Lab at Melbourne University

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Jun 22, 2019

ABC Science Show – CSIRAC the first computer to play music

On Saturday 22 June 2019, the ABC Science Show had a special feature Recreating the first digital computer music. Presented by Carl Smith in the second half of the podcast (31 minute mark).

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Jun 12, 2019

Recognition for Alison Harcourt AO

Alison Harcourt (nee Doig) is an alumnus and past staff member of the University of Melbourne. At 89 years of age, she is still tutoring at the University in her speciality field of mathematics, namely Statistics. Alison was recognised in this year's Queens Birthday Honours list with an Order of Australia. The Pearcey Foundation honours Ms Harcourt for a lifelong commitment to mathematics.

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Jan 29, 2019

Vale Barry de Ferranti

One of Australia's great ICT pioneers Prof Barry de Ferranti passed away in late January 2019 at the age of 90. Barry had a great sustained involvement with Sydney University where he did his Science and Engineering Degrees (1946-50).

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