The List of Signatories

This is the up-to-date list of signatories for the media release.

The original signatories of the media release are:

  • Dr Mark Wilson, Assistant Professor (Mathematics), University of Montana, USA
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, 1989, University of Canterbury.]

  • Jolisa Gracewood, PhD candidate (Comparative literature), Cornell University, USA
    [B.A., M.A. (Hons), University of Canterbury.]

  • Dr Amanda Peet, Post-doctoral fellow (Theoretical Physics), University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, 1989, University of Canterbury.]

  • Dr Richard Easther, Post-doctoral fellow (Cosmology and Theoretical Physics), Brown University, USA
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, 1989, PhD (Physics), 1994, University of Canterbury.]

  • Dr Geoffrey Pritchard, Lecturer (Statistics), Auckland University.
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, 1990, Auckland University.]

  • Dr Shayne Waldron, Lecturer (Mathematics), Auckland University.
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, 1990, University of Canterbury.]

  • Dr Ben Martin, Postdoctoral Fellow (Mathematics), University of Sydney, Australia
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics, 1991, Otago University.]

  • Dr Andrew Allan, Scientist (Plant Biology), HortResearch

  • Michelle Elleray, PhD Candidate (English Literature), Cornell University, USA
    [B.A. in English, 1987, Victoria; Dip. Tchg. in English and Mathematics, 1989, Auckland College of Education; M.A. (Hons) in English, 1992, Auckland University.]

  • Dr Richard Laugesen, Assistant Professor (Mathematics), University of Illinois, USA
    [B.Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics, 1988, University of Canterbury.]

  • Anne Lyden, PhD Candidate (English Literature), Cornell University, USA
    [B.A. and M.A. (Hons) in English, Auckland University.]

  • Dr Mark Moir, Assistant Professor (Computer Science), University of Pittsburgh, USA.
    [B.Sc.(Hons) in Computer Science, 1988, Victoria University at Wellington.]

  • Dr Sean Oughton, Lecturer (Applied Mathematics), University College London, UK
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, 1986, Victoria University at Wellington.]

  • Chris Werry, PhD candidate (English), Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    [B.A. (Hons) in English, Victoria University at Wellington.]

  • Nicola Rowe, doctoral student (Law), Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, Germany
    [B.A. in English and German; LL.B. (Hons), University of Canterbury.]

  • Dr Andrew Ensor, Postdoctoral Fellow (Mathematics), University of Siena, Italy
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, 1989, Auckland University.]

  • Dr Michael Witbrock, Principal Scientist, Lycos Inc., USA
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology (with strong Comp Sci minor), University of Otago.]

  • Dr Matthew Parry, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Cosmology), Imperial College London, UK
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics and Mathematics, Otago University.]

  • Dr Anna Neill, Assistant Professor (English), University of Kansas, USA
    [B.A. and M.A. (Hons) in English, 1986 and 1989, Auckland University.]

  • Dr Sarah Winters, Temporary Lecturer (English), University of Toronto, Canada

  • Dr Jonathan Gil Harris, Associate Professor (English), Ithaca College, USA
    [B.A. and M.A. (Hons) in English, 1983 and 1986, Auckland University.]

  • Dr Kathryn McGrath, Lecturer (Chemistry), Otago University
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry (with strong minor in Mathematics), 1991, University of Canterbury.]


The following people have added their signatures to the media release:

  • Dr Carlo R. Laing, Research Assistant Professor (Mathematics), University of Pittsburgh, USA
    [B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics, 1991 and 1993, Auckland University.]

  • Prof. Roland N. Horne, Professor and Chairman (Dept of Petroleum Engineering), Stanford Univeristy, USA

  • Dr Craig Nevill-Manning, Assistant Professor (Computer Science), Rutgers University, USA
    [B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science, Canterbury; D.Phil. in Computer Science, 1996, University of Waikato.]

  • Dr John Pritchard, Postdoctoral Fellow (Astronomy), Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark.
  • Dr Jon-Paul R. Wells, Senior UK Facility Scientist (FELIX free electron laser user facility), The Netherlands
    [Ph.D. in Physics, 1997, University of Canterbury.]
  • Dr David Frame, Postdoctoral Researcher (Centre for Global Atmospheric Modelling), Reading, UK.
    [Ph.D. in Physics, 1998, University of Canterbury.]
  • Dr Euan G. Mason, Senior Lecturer (School of Forestry), University of Canterbury.
  • Dr. Kirsten Timms, Scientist (Myriad Genetics), Salt Lake City, USA
  • Dr. Geoff Rait, Teaching and Research Fellow (Earth Science), Victoria University.

  • Dr. John Hellstrom, Postdoctoral Researcher (Isotope Geochemistry), University of London, UK

  • Dr. Jenny George, Senior Lecturer (Operations Management), Melbourne Business School, Australia.

  • Dr Graham P. Collins, Contributing Editor (Scientific American), New York, USA.

  • Richard Stephenson, Software Consultant, Chicago, USA.

  • Matthew Steven, PhD Candidate (Food Science) Cornell University, USA.

  • Dr Colin R. Parrish, Associate Professor of Virology (Cornell University), USA

  • Scott McPhee, Ph.D. Candidate Molecular Neuroscience, Auckland University & Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia USA.
    [B.Tech. (Hons) in Biomedical Science, Auckland University.]

  • Dr. Peter Ashby, Post-doctoral fellow (Biochemistry), University of Dundee, Scotland.

  • Dr Stephen C. Barr, Associate Professor (Veterinary Medicine), Cornell University, USA.

  • Dr Melanie McConnell, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, USA.

  • Dr. Alistair Veitch, Research Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, USA

  • Dr. Dallas Veitch, Postdoctoral Fellow (Dermatology), Stanford University, USA

  • Dr Stephen Parke, Senior Scientist (Theoretical Particle Physics), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

  • Dr Leith Cooper, Associate, J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd, London, UK.

  • Dr Michael R. Mucalo, Lecturer (Chemistry), University of Waikato.

  • Dr. Steven Galbraith, Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo, Canada.

  • Prof. B G Wybourne FRNZ, Instytut Fizyki,, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, Torun, Poland

  • Prof. Stephen R. McDowall, Assistant Professor (Mathematics), University of Rochester, USA.

  • Dr. Warren G. Hill, Research Assistant Professor (Biophysics/Biochemistry) University of Pittsburgh, USA

  • Dr Scott McIndoe, Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemistry), University of Cambridge, UK.

  • Dr Michael Saunders, Research Professor, Operations Research, Stanford University, USA

  • Kate McKenzie, Sofware Engineer, Cadabra Systems, California, USA.

  • Prof. Howard H. Frederick, School of Communications and Information Management, Victoria.

  • Linda Lee, Quantum Corporation (Manager of Communications), Milpitas, California, USA.

  • Michael Biggs, Ph.D. Candidate (Department of Sociology), Harvard University, USA.

  • Dr David Wiltshire, Research Fellow (Mathematical Physics) University of Adelaide, South Australia
    [B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. in Physics, University of Canterbury 1982 and 1983; Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK, 1987.]

  • Ingrid Hendy, PhD Candidate (Geological Sciences), UC Santa Barbara, USA
    [BSc in Earth Science and Geography, Waikato 1993, MSc in Earth Science, Waikato 1995]

  • Dr. Allen Oliver, Post-doctoral researcher (Chemistry), UC Berkeley, USA
    [PhD, Waikato]

  • Prof. John Ferguson, Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Dental Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  • Dr. Tava Olsen, Associate Professor (School of Business), Washington University, USA
    [BSc(Hons) in Mathematics, 1990, University of Auckland ]


For reference, degrees obtained from New Zealand Universities (when known) are listed in square brackets.
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