Us Aussies are a clever bunch. Without the likes of our biologists, engineers, physicists and software developers, the world would be a very different place. We wouldn’t have refrigeration to keep our food fresh, antibiotics to fight infection or Google Maps to point us in the right direction.
And as Australia’s national science agency, we’re proud to be a part of this group.
For over 90 years we’ve been working hard to help make a real difference to the lives of everyday people.
In fact, you can find our science pretty much everywhere – from supermarket shelves to your very own pockets. You might already know that we’re the brains behind the WiFi in your smartphone, the Aeroguard on your limbs and the polymer banknotes in your wallet.
But what you probably didn’t know is that our people are lurking in the streets and suburbs near you. Our team of 6,500 staff work across 58 sites around the nation.
So where are they all? And more importantly, what are they doing there? All is revealed in our new infographic (click to view full size).