Biographical entry Pitman, Michael George (1933 - 2000)
- 7 February 1933
- 30 March 2000
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Michael Georg Pitman was Professor of Biology (Plant Physiology), University of Sydney, 1966-83, followed by a period in CSIRO. he became Chief Scientist, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1992.
Born 7 February 1933. Died Canberra, 30 March 2000. Educated University of Cambridge (MA, PhD, ScD). OBE 1978. Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge 1959-62, Demonstrator, Department of Botany, University of Adelaide 1958-62, Lecturer, Department of Botany 1962-66, Professor of Biology (Plant Physiology) , University of Sydney 1966-83, Director, Institute of Biological Resources, CSIRO 1983-85, Associate Member of Executive 1985-87, Deputy to Chief Executive 1987-88, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Industry Technology and Commerce 1988-92, Chief Scientist, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 1992-. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1981.
- Boardman, Keith; Osmond, C; Ulrich, Barry and Luttge, 'Michael George Pitman 1933-2000', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 193-208. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR02006.htm. Details
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