Beautiful Symmetry

Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger with Dr Tom Carruthers

Episode #12

Bring your coffee in your favourite mug and tune in to hear about the science of symmetry.

In this very special episode of Mug of Science, we had the wonderful opportunity to share a coffee with one of Australia’s most esteemed scientists, Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AC FAA. 

Seated in the UWA university club, Tom and Cheryl explore the wonderful world of symmetry, and how it is present in all areas of science and life. They also take a dive into Cheryl’s extraordinary life in science that has taken her all over the world.


Cheryl has just been awarded an AC (Order of Australia) for eminent service to mathematics and as a mentor to women in STEM. She is the inaugural recipient of the Ruby Payne-Scott Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, and was the first person from WA to receive the PM's Prize for Science.

You can find out more about Cheryl at her website.

2021 Cheryl Praeger



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