Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard Lovell(1913-2012), Radio astronomer
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Radio astronomer, Lovell studied physics at the University of Bristol. During World War II he worked for the Telecommunications Research Establishment where he developed new radar technology for military aircraft. Following the war, Lovell invented the then-largest steerable radio telescope in the world. He was knighted in 1961 in recognition of his work in the field of radio astronomy. His publications include Science and Civilisation (1939) and Astronomer by Chance (1990).
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