Jocelyn Bell Burnell – lecture 13th April 14.30 in Manchester
The Institute of Physics Manchester branch is thrilled to present this talk by Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell. One of the exciting recent developments in astronomy is the ability to use short exposure times. This has revealed an amazing wealth of new phenomena, some of which will be described and discussed in this talk. We are pleased that this will be an face-to-face event in Manchester, as well as available to join online.
Book in-person or online here: https://www.iop.org/events/bursts-bangs-and-things-go-bump-night
Jocelyn Bell Burnell has made many exceptional contributions to physics, as ground breaking researcher, as a leader of learned societies and as an inspirational ambassador for public engagement.
As a PhD student at Cambridge University she was involved in opening up a new branch of astrophysics through her involvement in the discovery of pulsars. She has used telescopes flown on high altitude balloons, launched on rockets which carried satellites and built a radio telescope in Cambridgeshire.
Bell Burnell is a well-known figure in the world of public understanding of science. She was patron of the IOP’s Einstein Year programme. In 2010 she was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday prize for excellence in communicating science. Much in demand as a speaker and broadcaster, she now gives upwards of 40 outreach lectures each year. She has been an inspirational figure in encouraging women into science and in 1999 she toured Australia giving the Women in Physics lecture.