Lowenthal Lecture

Dr Gerhart Lowenthal
 

 

 

 

Dr Lowenthal was the leader of the AAEC which established the Australian Standards of Radioactivity. 

 

Some of his key achievements included: 

* Representing Australia on the Consultative Committee for Standards for the Measurement of Ionising Radiations of the International Committee for Weights and Measures, in Paris. 

* Published some 15 research papers with other members of his Group

* He was an active member of the AAEC/ANSTO and the ANZSNM

 

“The potential for nuclear and isotope techniques to contribute to the advance of scientific knowledge appears unbounded”

Professor Helen Garnett CEO ANSTO, 2001

 

More about Dr. Lowenthal

 

Since the 1960s, Dr Lowenthal served on the research staff of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ANSTO (formerly the Australian Atomic Energy Commission, AAEC).

 

Dr Lowenthal was the leader of a small group which established the Australian Standards of Radioactivity. In the mid-1970s he became the Australian Representative on the International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (an independent organisation of specialists) and was invited to represent Australia on the Consultative Committee for Standards for the Measurement of Ionising Radiations on the International Committee for Weights and Measures, Paris.

 

He has published some 50 research papers with other members of the group and for six years was honorary Australasian Editor of the International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes. He is currently Honorary Consultant for Nuclear Medicine at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and an Honorary Consultant in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales. It was largely for his contributions to radionuclide metrology that he was named (in 1994 in Paris), Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite and, in 1999, was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM).

 

To continue reading about him and his work, click on this link Practical Applications of Radioactivity and Nuclear Radiations by G.C. Lowenthal and P.L. Airey.

 

 

 

2020 WINNER OF THE LOWENTHAL LECTURE AWARD

Dr Kathy Willowson, Royal North Shore Hospital
(Live Presentation and Q&A)

 

 

 

 
 

 

PAST WINNERS OF THE LOWENTHAL LECTURE AWARD

 

YEAR RECIPIENT
1989 Prof BF Hutton
1990 L Peters
1991 Turner
1992 R Jaszczak
1993 Prof RR Fulton
1994 -
1995 M Bellen
1996 Prof RC Smart
1997 Prof BF Hutton
1998 G Muehllener
1999 Prof GF Egan
2000 Prof DL Bailey
2001 SR Meikle
2002 M Griffiths
2003 L Weibe
2004 Prof DL Bailey
2005 -
2006 R Price
2007 Mr Peter Collins
2008 Mr Damion Stimson
2009 J Towson
2010 Prof Christopher Rowe
2011 Dr WM Burch
2012 Mr Ross Hanna
2013 R Fox
2014 Leighton Barnden
2015 M Bartlett
2016 Dr Graeme O'Keefe
2017 Prof Vijay Kumar
2018 Prof Carl Munoz-Ferrada
2019 Dr Berry Allen

 

Refer to the Society Archive page HERE to read more on past award winners and their abstracts