No­bel call­ing

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state while the stretch­ing el­e­ments of the ses­sions en­cour­aged gen­tle move­ment to the body.

“This in­no­va­tive well­ness of­fer­ing will sup­port Qan­tas pas­sen­gers in pre­par­ing for, or ac­cli­ma­tis­ing fol­low­ing, their long-haul flight by pro­vid­ing well­ness tools for use be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter travel,” Mr Tay­lor said. NO­BEL Prize win­ner and UWA Pro­fes­sor Barry Mar­shall has writ­ten an ad­ven­ture book with nine-year-old Mary Mc­cusker in the hopes of in­spir­ing young sci­en­tists fol­low his foot­steps.

How to win a No­bel Prize fol­lows Prof Mar­shall and Mary as they travel through time to learn the se­crets be­hind some of the most fas­ci­nat­ing and im­por­tant sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies; talk­ing space and time with Al­bert Ein­stein, ra­di­a­tion with Marie Curie, and sug­gest­ing ex­per­i­ments for young sci­en­tists to do at home. A chance en­counter be­tween the pro­fes­sor and the daugh­ter of Mal­colm and Tonya Mc­cusker led to the cre­ative work of non-fic­tion.

Prof Mar­shall said he en­joyed talk­ing to young peo­ple like Mary be­cause she shared sim­i­lar in­ter­ests in sci­ence and maths.

“Mary is at a great age, where she is start­ing to get in­ter­ested in the more in­tri­cate ar­eas of sci­ence and start­ing to think about what she will do when she grows up,” he said. Mary said it was amaz­ing to be a char­ac­ter in the book and hoped to in­spire other kids to gain an in­ter­est in sci­ence. “I think the book might help other kids to do their own ex­per­i­ments and get them to learn about other No­bel Prize win­ners, and how you can win one your­self,” she said. How to win a No­bel Prize, writ­ten by Prof Mar­shall with Lorna Hendry and il­lus­trated by Bernard Ca­leo, is avail­able from Thurs­day, April 5 from se­lected stock­ists, in­clud­ing the Co-op book­shop at UWA.

Jesinta Franklin in the Bodhi J Well­be­ing Stu­dio.

Barry Mar­shall and Mary Mc­cusker.

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