Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell – Allison Levick Memorial Lecture

Date:
19 July 2018

Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Macquarie Theatre, 21 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University


Transient Astronomy – Bursts, Bangs and things that go Bump in the night

With the advancement of new technology and equipment, astronomers can now study the sky in new ways. In particular, they are able to see things that vary quickly in brightness, and things that move, revealing a host of new phenomena. In a 50 minute lecture, Radio Astronomer, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, will introduce some of these discoveries.

British astrophysicist, scholar and trailblazer Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the space-based phenomena known as pulsars, going on to establish herself as an esteemed leader in her field. As a research assistant, she helped build a large radio telescope and discovered pulsars, providing the first direct evidence for the existence of rapidly spinning neutron stars. In addition to her affiliation with Open University, she has served as dean of science at the University of Bath and president of the Royal Astronomical Society. Bell Burnell has also earned countless awards and honors during her distinguished academic career.

When: Thursday 19 July 2018, 6pm to 8.30pm
Where: Macquarie Theatre, 21 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University
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Photograph portrait of Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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