The Women in Physics Award

Ms Millie Mcdonald

Millie says that she has:
"always had a passion for physics. As a PhD student I am lucky enough to be involved in the search for dark matter at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switerzland. My goal as a researcher is to improve our current understanding of the universe and, in doing so, acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experience to become a leader in the global physics community."

Presented by: Mr Phil Crohn
Presented on: Wednesday 29 July 2015

Established in 2007 by Mrs Val Crohn, née Sheriff (BSc 1945; MSc 1948; BEd 1988).

After graduating MSc, Val Crohn worked as a hospital physicist. In 1950 she travelled to England on a working holiday and was employed as a hospital physicist and teacher before returning to Australia in 1953.

She met Peter Crohn through the University of Melbourne Mountaineering Club and they married in 1958.

Val Crohn received a BEM in 1981 for services to the Girl Guide movement. She established the Women in Physics Award to reward excellence and potential and to encourage talented female students to undertake further study in the discipline.