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Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inaugurated as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin

posted Mar 27, 2013, 4:32 AM by I LOFAR   [ updated Mar 27, 2013, 5:24 AM ]

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the discoverer of 'pulsars', was recently inaugurated as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin. As a research student in Cambridge in 1967, she detected unusual radio pulses coming from beyond the solar system and helped identify the pulses as emanating from rapidly spinning, super-dense, collapsed stars, subsequently named 'pulsars'. Her landmark detections were made using a low frequency radio telescope similar to LOFAR