Professor Sir Paul Callaghan

“The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO joins organisations throughout New Zealand and globally in expressing its  sense of sadness and loss at the passing of Professor  Sir Paul Callaghan , widely  acknowledged as one of our country’s finest scientists.

 
The National Commission has itself benefitted from Sir Paul’s  exceptional ability as a science communicator  when it invited him  to join us as  keynote speaker at one of our joint Sub-commission meetings.  On that occasion his exceptional presentation inspired our  deliberations   as it has so many others in recent years. His leadership and energy will be sorely missed.
 
We join with others in expressing our condolences to Sir Paul’s family and friends and  to his colleagues in the science community.”
 
Neil Walter
Chairperson
New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO