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Enid Plante, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Jean Swift, 17 January 1986
Enid was the first female appointed to the Physical Chemistry Section of the CSIR Division of Industrial Chemistry at the age of 21.
John Stocker, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 25 May 2018
John Stocker held the position of Chief Executive at CSIRO from 1990 to 1995
RV Investigator skidding time-lapse
The 93.9 metre research vessel, which weighs 6,082 ton, was moved from the wharf to a barge using a hydraulic system, and then towed to a dock, where the barge was submerged, leaving the vessel floating.
Parkes radio telescope and the Apollo 11 Moon landing
In July 1969, the Parkes Observatory played an important role in history, when it received and broadcast the first Moon landing, Apollo 11.
Mary Ann Augustin
Mary Ann Augustin has had several science leadership and multi-disciplinary project leader roles at CSIRO. Her main area of research is in protein structure and immunoparasitology.
Gerald Lightfoot [1877–1966]
Mr. Lightfoot came to Australia in 1906 and joined the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics where he was responsible for establishing the Bureau's Labour and Industrial Branch and extending it to the main industrial centres of the Commonwealth.
CSIRO Medals 1996 – Chairman’s Medal – Prof Graham Harris and the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Study Team
Graham Harris and colleagues (CSIRO Project Office, CSIRO Coal and Energy Technology; Mathematics and Statistics; Oceanography; Fisheries). For their work on the $12M four-year Port Phillip Bay environmental study resulting in a model of the Bay system.
CSIRO Medals 1994 – Chairman’s Medal – Dr Dharma Shukla and Dr Colin Ward
Dharma Shukla and Dr Colin Ward (CSIRO Biomolecular Engineering). For their work on the structure, variation and taxonomy of the […]
Classifying by computer (1966)
Scientists have always wanted to classify things, to divide them up into meaningful groups. We all do this every day, when we speak about human races, or give names to the plants we grow in our gardens. But to do this efficiently needs years of experience, years of working with the things we want to classify.