Each year on 20 May, the international community celebrates World Metrology Day.
It was on this day in 1875 that the Metre Convention was signed, setting the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and its application worldwide.
In recognition of this important event, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) has created two perpetual awards.
The Barry Inglis Medal acknowledges and celebrates outstanding achievement in measurement research and/or excellence in practical measurements by an individual (or group) in the fields of academia, research or industry in Australia. The medal is named in honour of Dr Barry Inglis, NMI’s inaugural Chief Executive and Chief Metrologist and former Chair of NATA’s Board.
The NMI Prize acknowledges and celebrates outstanding achievement in measurement and research and/or excellence in practical measurements by a young individual working in academia or industry in Australia. This prize is reserved specifically for young Australians as a means of promoting measurement science and fostering the application of measurement science and techniques in innovative fields.
The winners of these Awards were Dr Graham Jones from Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital for the Barry Inglis medal while Dr Alessandro Rossi from the University of New South Wales was the recipient of the NMI Prize.
Making the announcement at NMI, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science, The Hon. Karen Andrews noted that “These scientists are making significant contributions in two quite diverse fields – medical pathology and quantum electrical metrology”.
You can read more about the announcement here.