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Hewish, A

LC control no.n 89286669
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Personal name headingHewish, A.
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Variant(s)Hewish, Antony
Associated placeCambridge (England)
Birth date1924-05-11
Death date2021-09-13
Place of birthFowey (England)
Field of activityAstronomy Physics
AffiliationUniversity of Cambridge
Profession or occupationAstronomers
Found inHis Physics of the universe, 1992: t.p. (A. Hewish FRS); prof., U. of Cambridge, Dept. of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory)
Washington post WWW site, viwed Sept. 21, 2021 (in obituary dated Sept. 17, 2021: Antony Hewish, a British astronomer who designed and built the innovative radio telescope used to discover pulsars--dense, fast-spinning stars that emit sweeping beams of radiation--and was honored with a share of the Nobel Prize in physics for his role in their detection, died Sept. 13 at 97. His death was announced by Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, where he was an emeritus fellow. Dr. Hewish was associated with Cambridge for his entire scientific career, and was working at the school's Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory when he and his research team detected the first pulsars in 1967. Antony Hewish was born in Fowey, Cornwall, on May 11, 1924. After receiving his PhD in 1952, Dr. Hewish joined the faculty at Cambridge. He was professor of radio astronomy from 1971 until his retirement in 1989, and led the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory for six years at the close of his career. He also delighted in lecturing about physics to wide audiences, including at the Royal Institution in London)
Associated languageeng