29 July, Wrexham - Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

29 July, Wrexham - Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Postby Graham Southorn » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:50 pm

This just received from Glyndŵr University:

[size=3]Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Institute of Physics and discoverer of the Radio Pulsar, is to give a lecture on how we are all made of star dust.[/size]

The lecture is free and open to all, starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29 June, at Glyndŵr University’s Wrexham Campus.

Astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell, DBE, FRS, FRAS, one of Britain’s most eminent scientists, was recently featured on BBC4’s TV Series “Beautiful Minds”.

In July 1967 her work at Glasgow University led to one of her most famous achievements, the discovery of Radio Pulsars. This opened a whole new branch of Astrophysics. The discovery was recognised with the award for a Nobel Prize for Physics going to her supervisor, Antony Hewish. Dame Jocelyn Bell was later awarded her title (DBE) in July 2007 by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. During her vast career Dame Burnell has worked at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, she was appointed as a Professor of Physics at the Open University and has been a visiting Professor at Princeton University in the United States.

Before retiring she was the Dean of Science at the University of Bath and the President of the Astronomical Society. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Oxford University and a fellow of Mansfield College. Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Scott said; “The public lecture programme is such a vital part of the University and what we have to offer to the wider community. The lectures are free and our aim is to bring leading research and thinking to the wider community for discussion and debate. “We are honoured that this year’s programme will be launched by such an important scientist, with such a fascinating subject.”

[b]To book your ticket please email wsf@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 293466. For more information visit the [url=http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk]website[/url][/b]
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