Jocelyn Bell Burnell

By Sean Dumble. 8th Period Physics

Birth to death

Born July 15 1943 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is still alive today.


She studied at the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Philosophy and got her Ph.D. from Cambridge university

Impact on the world and Physics.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to observe and accurately analyze radio pulsars. She did this while working on her thesis. However, at the time, she was not given her credit in the discovery. In fact, Antony Hewish, the man who was helping her revise her thesis, took the main credit for the discovery, costing her a Noble Prize in physics. After her discovery, Burnell became President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 to 2004, then the president of The Institute of Physics.