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Antony Hewish

(1924-), Radio astronomer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Radio astronomer. Hewish studied at the University of Cambridge. While directing a research project at the Mullard Radio Observatory in 1967, Hewish recognised that the radio signals detected by his research student Jocelyn Bell, were energy emissions from a new classification of star. Hewish became Professor of Radio Astronomy at Cambridge in 1971, and professor emeritus in 1989. For their discovery of pulsars, Hewish and Martin Ryle were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974.

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Antony Hewish, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P564(9)

Antony Hewish

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
NPG P564(9)

Antony Hewish, by Liam Woon - NPG x25124

Antony Hewish

by Liam Woon
bromide print, 9 May 1985
NPG x25124

Antony Hewish, by Anita Corbin and John O'Grady - NPG x132607

Antony Hewish

by Anita Corbin and John O'Grady
C-type colour print, 1989
NPG x132607


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