John Boldeman

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Prof. Dr. John William Boldeman AO is an Australian nuclear scientist and recipient of the 2007 ANZAAS Medal.[1] He was born in Longreach, Queensland, the eldest of seven children born to Harold and Eileen Boldeman. He spent much of his childhood in Maryborough, Queensland and attended the Maryborough Christian Brothers High School and then Nudgee College. He went on to study physics at the University of Queensland and joined the then Australian Atomic Energy Commission on graduation, continuing his studies in association with his work. Dr Boldeman received a lifetime contribution award for his work on the ANTARES Tandem Accelerator and the Australian Synchrotron.[2][3]

Dr Boldeman became the Foundation Technical Director in 2001, and also principal advisor to the Victorian government for the Synchrotron.[4] He co-designed and monitored the construction of the Synchrotron.[5] He was awarded the Clunies Ross Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for contributions to Australian Science.[6]

He is also co-founder and current Vice-president of Gunnamatta youth weight training association in south Cronulla.