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Speaker Series: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Posted by WiSTEM on Thu, 18-03-2021

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the British astronomer who discovered pulsars, the cosmic sources of peculiar radio pulses in 1967 as a graduate student at the University of Cambridge. Jocelyn Bell Burnell attended the University of Glasgow, where she received a bachelor’s degree in physics. She proceeded to the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded a doctorate in radio astronomy. Despite her important contribution to the discovery of pulsars as a graduate student, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two men, Anthony Hewish and Sir Martin Ryle, for the discovery of pulsars in 1974. Regardless, Jocelyn Bell Burnell has continued researching and working hard in the areas of science, public service, and education. We hope you can join us as she talks through her journey as a physicist and the experiences she has had as a woman in STEM.

Event Date: 2021-02-03

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