A QUAKER ASTRONOMER REFLECTS

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars in 1967 for which her supervisor received the Nobel Prize. In 2021 she was awarded the Royal Society’s Copley medal for outstanding achievement in science research. She will describe the current understanding of the Universe and reflect on being both an astronomer and a Quaker.

Professor Bell Burnell DBE FRS FRSE FRAS FInstP was president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 to 2004 and president of the Institute of Physics from 2008 to 2010.

In 2018 she received a £2.3 million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics which she used to establish a Graduate Scholarship Fund to help female, minority and refugee students become physics researchers.

Funds generated by ticket sales for this event will be donated to the local refugee charity Friends Without Borders.

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