The purpose of this blog is to provide a platform for commentary on science matters. The Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee is politically independent and will refrain from political debate.

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Science in Europe

I have been in Europe as a guest of the German government to look at strengthening German–NZ science and innovation. Germany is investing heavily in expanding its basic and applied research through a broad mix of schemes, including its well-established … Continue reading


I have started this blog because it seems almost negligent for a person charged with promoting science awareness not to use the current fashion in communication. I realise there is much that my office undertakes that remains unseen through more … Continue reading