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Antony Hewish
Born (1924-05-11) 11 May 1924 (age 97)
Fowey, Cornwall, England
NationalityUnited Kingdom
FieldsRadio astronomy
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA, PhD)
Doctoral studentsJocelyn Bell Burnell[1]
Known forPulsars
Notable awards
This person won a Nobel Prize
Antony Hewish (born 11 May 1924) is 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.

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


  1. Bell, Susan Jocelyn (1968). The Measurement of radio source diameters using a diffraction method. University of Cambridge. doi:10.17863/CAM.4926 .

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  2. István, Hargittai (2007). The road to Stockholm : Nobel Prizes, science, and scientists. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198607857 . OCLC 818659203 . 
  3. Hewish, A (1975). "Pulsars and High Density Physics.". Science 188 (4193): 1079–1083. 13 June 1975. doi:10.1126/science.188.4193.1079 . PMID 17798425 . 
  4. "Antony Hewish". 2006.