2019 Reines Lecture by Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is Chancellor of the University of Dundee and a visiting professor at Oxford University. As a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1967, she discovered pulsars, one of the most profound and significant astronomical discoveries of the 20th century. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, former President of the Institute of Physics, and former President of the Royal Astronomical Society, and she has received numerous accolades, including the Herschel Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.  Dame Bell Burnell has also been affiliated with numerous universities, including Open University, a public distance learning and research university.  In 2018 she received the $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and donated the prize money to Britain’s Institute of Physics to establish scholarships for women, under-represented minorities, and refugees who want to study physics.

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