Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Thu, 25th November 2021, 8:00 pm On Being in a Minority in (Astro)Physics The Pulse of Space Geist Heidelberg, Lecture More than 50 years ago, Jocelyn Bell Burnell paved the way for a new branch of astronomy with her discovery of pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars. Her doctoral supervisor Antony Hewish and radio astronomer Martin Ryle were awarded the Nobel Prize for this seven years later – she went away empty-handed, which was the subject of fierce controversy. Bell Burnell nevertheless continued her scientific work and was elevated to personal peerage as a member of the British Royal Astronomical Society by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007. She was the first female president of the Institute of Physics in the UK (2008) and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2014). For her discovery and lifetime achievement, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in 2018. She donated the prize money of 2.6 million euros to provide study scholarships for women, ethnic minorities and refugees, who are still underrepresented in physics, and to counteract the biases that still prevail in the world of research. In the context of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg Language: English The event will take place at the DAI Heidelberg and in parallel on the dai HOME Livestream. With our digital subscriptions you have unlimited access to the new dai HOME with all livestreams and recordings of past events. Members of the DAI Circle of Friends enjoy the dai HOME free of charge. Please send us a mail to email@example.com you have not received any information about the dai HOME yet.