fbpx

‘It’ll upset a few fellows’: Royal Society adds Jocelyn Bell Burnell portrait

Painting of astrophysicist joins male-dominated collection at organisation’s London HQA British astrophysicist who made one of the most significant sc

Government secrecy over huge Covid contracts ‘completely unnecessary’, say critics
Poor areas of England face ‘permanent’ lockdown, says public health chief
England to enter stronger three-tier system after lockdown

Painting of astrophysicist joins male-dominated collection at organisation’s London HQ

A British astrophysicist who made one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century but was overlooked by the Nobel prize committee has joined the male-dominated portrait collection of the Royal Society.

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a 24-year-old graduate student when in 1967 she discovered a new type of star later called a pulsar. It was a sensational find, recognised with the Nobel prize for physics in 1974 that went not to her, but to her male PhD supervisor.

Continue reading…

Do You Enjoy This Article?
Sign up for our newsletter and receive FREE access to download SuccessDigest Digital Weekly Edition for attainment of your financial freedom in the new digital economy!

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 0
DISQUS:
%d bloggers like this: