Antony Hewish(1924-), Radio astronomer
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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.