Challenges & Changes in Physics: Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Date: 
23 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Staff, students and public (14+)

Prof. Bell Burnell discusses her research and the challenges that physics & physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

In the third lecture of this new series from the Department of Physics, we will hear from Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell [she/her], an astrophysicist from Northern Ireland who discovered the first pulsar while a graduate student at Cambridge. In 2018, Jocelyn was awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. She gave all of the £2.3 million prize money to found a scholarship supporting female, minority and refugee students to become physics researchers.

This is the first of a series of three lecture this term hosted by Dr Alex Ramadan. This lecture will be held as a webinar on Zoom. Details of how to join will be sent to those registered. This event is free of charge and open to anyone to attend.

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