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Jocelyn Bell Burnell - does this name ring a bell?
What did she discover that changed the world of astrophysics?

Asked by joyoti sen, 18 May '09 11:25 pm
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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS (born Susan Jocelyn Bell on 15 July 1943) is a British astrophysicist who, as a postgraduate student, discovered the first radio pulsars with her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, for which Hewish was awarded a Nobel Prize.
Answered by anantharaman, 18 May '09 11:28 pm

 
  
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She found observational evidence for neutron stars whilst a PhD research student at Cambridge University in 1967.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 18 May '09 11:39 pm

 
  
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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS (born Susan Jocelyn Bell on 15 July 1943) is a British astrophysicist who, as a postgraduate student, discovered the first radio pulsars with her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, for which Hewish was awarded a Nobel Prize.

The paper announcing the discovery had five authors, Hewish\'s name being listed first, Bell\'s second. Hewish was awarded the Nobel Prize, along with Martin Ryle, without the inclusion of Bell as a co-recipient, which was controversial, and was roundly condemned by Hewish\'s fellow astronomer Fred Hoyle.[1] The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in their press release announcing the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics[2], cited Ryle and Hewish for their pioneering work in radio-astrophysics, with particular mention of Ryle\'s work on aperture-synthesis technique, and Hewish\'s decisive role in the discovery of pulsars. Iosif Shklovsky, recipient of the 1972 Bruce Medal, had sought out Bell at the 1970 IAU General Assembly, to tel ...more
Answered by pratik dhanale, 19 May '09 01:56 pm

 
  
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I think Pulsars.
Answered by Thulasi Madhavan, 18 May '09 11:28 pm

 
  
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Ha ha...
Answered by Bhutnath, 19 May '09 10:34 pm

 
  
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