Queen's Birthday Honours: Top honour for science success
5:00 AM Monday Jun 1, 2015Sir Peter Gluckman
Order of New Zealand for services to New ZealandSir Peter Gluckman
has spent a lifetime in laboratories, poring over data, and lobbying tirelessly for scientific interests to anyone who will listen. But his biggest scientific breakthroughs took place over a pint of cold beer at the pub.
His work in pre- and post-natal nutrition, which has earned him an international reputation, grew out of "eureka" moments while sipping a drink.
"Maybe the answer to science is free beer," Sir Peter mused as those scientific achievements helped earn him this country's highest honour.
He has been made appointed to the Order of New Zealand, which is reserved for fewer than 20 living New Zealanders....more at linkhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=11457697