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A. Hewish

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Dates

May 11, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Hewish, A.

Additional Forms of Names

Hewish, Anthony, 1924-

Hewish, Antony, 1924-

Biography

Abstract

Antony Hewish is a radio astronomer at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Martin Ryle "for their pioneering research in radio astrophysics: Ryle for his observations and inventions, in particular of the aperture synthesis technique, and Hewish for his decisive role in the discovery of pulsars."

Important Dates

May 11, 1924Birth, Fowey (England).

1951Research Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1952Awarded Hamilton Prize.

1961 – 1989Director of Studies in Physics (1961); University Lecturer (1961-1969); Reader (1969-1971); and Professor of Radio Astronomy (1971-1989), Churchill College, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1968Fellow, Royal Society.

1969Awarded Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society.

1970Awarded Charles Vernon Boys Prize, Institute of Physics.

1972Awarded Dellinger Medal, International Union of Radio Science.

1973Awarded Michelson Medal, Franklin Institute.

1973Awarded Holwech Medal and Prize, Societé Française de Physique.

1974Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Martin Ryle "for their pioneering research in radio astrophysics: Ryle for his observations and inventions, in particular of the aperture synthesis technique, and Hewish for his decisive role in the discovery of pulsars".

1976Awarded Hughes Medal, Royal Society.

1982 – 1988Director, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Occupation

Radio astronomer.

Places

Birth

Fowey (England)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Employment

Cambridge (England)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Neutron stars.

Pulsars.

Radio astronomy.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Burnell, S. Jocelyn

Advised by Hewish at Cambridge University and worked on his research which won him and Ryle the Nobel Prize.

Readhead, Anthony C. S.

Advised by Hewish at Cambridge University.

Ryle, Martin, 1918-1984

PhD advisor at Cambridge University. Awarded 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics with Martin Ryle: "for their pioneering research in radio astrophysics: Ryle for his observations and inventions, in particular of the aperture synthesis technique, and Hewish for his decisive role in the discovery of pulsars."

Wills, Derek

Advised by Hewish at Cambridge University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Churchill College

Director of Studies in Physics; University Lecturer; Reader; and Professor of Radio Astronomy.

Gonville and Caius College

Research Fellow.

Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Awarded 1973 Michelson Medal.

Institute of Physics (Great Britain)

Awarded 1970 Charles Vernon Boys Prize.

International Union of Radio Science

Awarded 1972 Dellinger Medal.

Royal Astronomical Society

Awarded 1969 Eddington Medal.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Fellow. Awarded 1976 Hughes Medal.

Société française de physique

Awarded 1973 Holwech Medal and Prize.

University of Cambridge. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1952).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

A. Hewish records on pulsar discovery, 1967-1974.

Archives Centre

Churchill College

Cambridge CB2 0Ds

Subject

Oral history interview with Jocelyn Bell Burnell, 2000 May 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Steve Woolgar research materials on pulsars, 1973-1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Woodruff T. Sullivan papers, 1946-2009.

Archives

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Published Resources

Author

Seeing beyond the visible / edited by A. Hewish.

Subject

Antony Hewish Nobel Prize biography.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Antony Hewish.