Antony Hewish

English physicist and radio astronomer (1924-2021)

Antony Hewish FRS FInstP (11 May 1924 – 13 September 2021) was a British radio astronomer. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974 (together with fellow radio-astronomer Martin Ryle)[2] for his role in the discovery of pulsars.

Antony Hewish

Born(1924-05-11)11 May 1924
Died13 September 2021(2021-09-13) (aged 97)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
EducationKing's College, Taunton
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA, PhD)
Known forPulsars
Spouse(s)
Marjorie Richards (m. 1950)
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsRadio astronomy
Institutions
ThesisThe fluctuations of galactic radio waves (1952)
Doctoral studentsJocelyn Bell Burnell[1]

He was also awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1969.[3][4]

Hewish died on 13 September 2021, aged 97.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bell, Susan Jocelyn (1968). The Measurement of radio source diameters using a diffraction method (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. doi:10.17863/CAM.4926. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.449485.  
  2. István, Hargittai (2007) [2002]. The road to Stockholm : Nobel Prizes, science, and scientists. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0198607854. OCLC 818659203.
  3. Hewish, A (1975). "Pulsars and High Density Physics". Science (published 13 June 1975). 188 (4193): 1079–1083. Bibcode:1975Sci...188.1079H. doi:10.1126/science.188.4193.1079. PMID 17798425. S2CID 122436403.
  4. "Antony Hewish". nobel-winners.com. 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  5. "Professor Antony Hewish (1924 – 2021)". Gonville & Caius College. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  6. Obituaries, Telegraph (2021-09-16). "Professor Antony Hewish, astronomer who jointly won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of pulsars – obituary". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  7. Wade, Nicholas (17 September 2021). "Antony Hewish, Astronomer Honored for the Discovery of Pulsars, Dies at 97". The New York Times.