Professor Brian Schmidt AC FTSE FAA FRS
STEM research & education advocate
Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt is a leading educator, communicator, innovator and astronomer. He is a leader of immense community standing.
In 2011, Brian jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating – a breakthrough in understanding our cosmos that lends weight to the existence of “dark energy”.
Through his leadership as Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University, Brian has been a powerful voice for STEM research, innovation and education in Australia. He has championed diversity, built stronger commercialisation capability at Australia’s national university, and fostered greater collaboration with leading international universities.