“The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO joins organisations throughout New Zealand and globally in expressing its sense of sadness and loss at the passing of Professor Sir Paul Callaghan , widely acknowledged as one of our country’s finest scientists.
The National Commission has itself benefitted from Sir Paul’s exceptional ability as a science communicator when it invited him to join us as keynote speaker at one of our joint Sub-commission meetings. On that occasion his exceptional presentation inspired our deliberations as it has so many others in recent years. His leadership and energy will be sorely missed.
We join with others in expressing our condolences to Sir Paul’s family and friends and to his colleagues in the science community.”