Criteria for inclusion
Achievements in this web site have been drawn from:
- World firsts - where CSIRO has discovered something for the first time, e.g. CSIRAC - Australia's first computer, the discovery of the first known double pulsar, or the discovery of Flowering Locus C and its control of the initiation of flowering in plants
- Breakthroughs - sustained research programs that have contributed greatly to world knowledge or solved a major international/national problem, e.g. Iodine deficiency, coast disease, prickly pear, leucaena toxicity, the Hydrodec process or RNAi
- Products/processes/systems - significant achievements that have led to major industrial outcomes, e.g. Products - Relenza®, Aerogard, AUSSAT-B and other communication satellite antennas, UltraBattery™. Processes - Self-twist yarn, SilviScan™, X-ray phase-contrast imaging. Systems - Interscan aircraft landing system, Remote sensing,Wireless LAN or Gigabit wireless network..
Achievers in this web site are significant figures in CSIRO's history who have been recognised by national honours or international/national awards:
- National honours - the highest national honours, e.g. Knighthoods and the Order of Australia [external link]
- Fellowships - election as Fellows of international or national societies/academies, e.g. FRS, FAA [external links]
- International Award/Prize winners - e.g. Japan Prize, Marcus Wallenberg Prize, ANZAAS Medal [external links]
- National Award/Prize winners - major prestigious awards including those given by national Societies and Academies, e.g. Prime Minister's Prize for Science, Malcolm McIntosh Prize, Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture, Clunies Ross Award, Eureka Prizes [external links]
- Internal Awards - winners of internal awards, e.g. CSIRO Medals including the Sir Ian McLennan Award.
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