This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Antony Hewish

Antony HewishBorn: 11-May-1924
Birthplace: Fowey, Cornwall, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Co-Discoverer of pulsars

Military service: UK MoD Royal Aircraft Establishment (1943-46)

British astrophysicist Antony Hewish designed and constructed a dipole antenna in 1965, intending to study the solar winds and determine which stars are quasars. He was working under Martin Ryle at Cambridge's Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory when, using his antenna in 1967, he determined that a pattern of mysterious radio pulses that had been detected by graduate student Jocelyn Bell Burnell were evidence of a previously-unknown class of stars, now called pulsars or neutron stars. Hewish and Ryle shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for Physics.

Father: Ernest Hewish (banker)
Mother: Frances Hewish
Wife: Marjorie Elizabeth Catherine Richards (m. 1950, one son, one daughter)
Son: (physicist)
Daughter: (language teacher)

    High School: King's College Taunton, Taunton, England (1942)
    University: BS, Cambridge University (1948)
    University: PhD, Cambridge University (1952)
    Fellow: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1952-62)
    Lecturer: Churchill College, Cambridge University (1962-)
    Lecturer: Astrophysics, Churchill College, Cambridge University (1961-69)
    Teacher: Astrophysics, Churchill College, Cambridge University (1969-71)
    Professor: Radio Astronomy, Cambridge University (1971-89)
    Administrator: Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge University (1982-88)

    Eddington Medal 1969
    IOP Charles Vernon Boys Prize 1970
    IURS John Howard Dellinger Medal 1972
    William Hopkins Prize 1973
    Nobel Prize for Physics 1974 (with Martin Ryle)
    Hughes Medal 1977
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Foreign Member, 1977
    Belgian Royal Academy Foreign Member, 1989
    Indian Academy of Sciences Foreign Fellow, 1982
    International Union of Radio Science
    Royal Society 1968

Create a map starting with Antony Hewish
Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2019 Soylent Communications