Esteemed Australian scientist Suzanne Cory has had a great few years, according to The Age: In 2004, she was elected to the Vatican's 400-year-old Pontifical Academy of Sciences; French president Nicolas Sarkozy named her a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur last year; and in May, she was the first woman to be elected president of the Australian Academy of Science.

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