The Australian Atomic Energy Act came into effect 15 April 1953

Construction on HIFAR reactor commenced

Australia supports the formation of the IAEA

HIFAR reactor officially opened by Robert Menzies

Moata reactor operational

CAS (Centre for Accelerator Science) 64 3MV Acceptance tests completed

Technetium-99m Gentech Generator enables nuclear medicine

3MV Van de Graaff had 7 beamlines at CAS Facility

Critical Facility (ANSTO Building 53) formally opened by Prime Minister William McMahon

First IBA measurements using a CAS accelerator

Ted Ringwood’s concept for Synroc

85 ANU, Melbourne Uni and AAEC setup the National Accelerator Facility

Becoming ANSTO

Rutgers Tandem accelerator purchased

First sod turned on Tandem Hall construction

Critical Facility (ANSTO Building 53) Tandem Hall construction finished

David Garton ran the first ASP unit at the AAEC weather station

First 14C dating measurements done on ANTARES

5 year IAEA/ CRP with 18 countries to study global ambient air pollution using nuclear techniques.

First 10Be measurements done on ANTARES

ANSTO had constructed up to 54 air sampling units and analysed over 16,000 ASP filter samples using IBA techniques.

2MV machine with both IBA and AMS capabilities to replace the 3MV Van de Graaff

ACNS Founded as the Bragg Institute

ARPANSA issues an operational licence for STAR

Minister Brendan Nelson opens STAR

Guide hall for neutron scattering

Australian Synchrotron project reached a major milestone with engineers and scientists achieving ‘first light’

John Howard officiates the opening of the OPAL research reactor

Australian Synchrotron operations commenced with five beamlines in operation

Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS)

Moata reactor decommissioned

Budget announcement of $25M for CAS and $37M for more neutron beamlines on OPAL in Bragg

Nuclear science support water resource management

ANSTO Nuclear Medicine

ANSTO CIC approved $38M for new CAS building ($20.4M) and two new accelerators

The Australian Synchrotron becomes part of ANSTO

ANSTO contribute to the IPPC report on climate change using accelerator science

New $10M JR Bird Building B53 which houses the new CAS accelerators is now essentially complete and being used by accelerator and NEC staff

The second of two new particle accelerators are installed at ANSTO as part of a $38 Million investment for the Centre for Accelerator Science

ARPANSA give approval for the operation of VEGA the 1MV AMS machine

ARPANSA licence granted (F0280) for routine operation of VEGA Accelerator

First repatriation of Intermediate Level Waste back to Australia

Carbon dating used to support Aboriginal cultural heritage

ANSTO Supports clinical trial for Lu 177 as a new cancer treatment

Food provenance research

CAS received its first two orders for MABI units from IAEA

Syroc demonstration plant

Nandin innovation centre is established

CORIS360®advanced radiation imaging solution developed

OPAL reactor review with IAEA top marks

ANSTO irradiates 50% of the global supply of silicon for high end electronics and renewable energy sources

Second repatriation of Intermediate level waste back to Australia