Tall Poppies Progran

This project is an initiative of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre and the Australian Institute of Political Science, Tall Poppies Program.

Sir Ian Clunies Ross

Ian Clunies Ross

Ian Clunies Ross was acknowledged as one of the great leaders of Australian science. As Executive Officer of CSIR 1946-49 and Chairman of CSIRO 1949-59 he led Australia's premier research organisation through one of its most productive periods.

Events in 1999 celebrating the centenary of his birth:

Take a look at his Encyclopedia of Australian Science entry to find out more about his life and contribution to Australian science and the general community, as well as links to other resources, available both online and offline.