12th October 2009: Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will be speaking at 4pm on 12th October in the SCR Bar in Queen’s Building.

Short bio:

The Oppenheimer prize, the Michelson medal, the Tinsley prize and the Magellanic Premium have been awarded to Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell by learned bodies in the US and the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society has presented her with the Herschel Medal. UK and US universities have conferred honorary doctorates on her, and she holds an Honorary Fellowship in New Hall, Cambridge. She was made a CBE in 1999 and that year also won the Edinburgh Medal for services to science and society. She became an FRS in 2003, and FRSE in 2004 and was elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2005. In 2007 she was made a DBE.

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