TITLE

Hewish, Antony

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Hewish, Antony (1924-) is a British astronomer and astrophysicist, a scientist who studies the physical nature, origin, and development of the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. Hewish won the 1974 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of pulsars. He shared the prize with British astrophysicist Martin Ryle, who was recognized for his use of small radio telescopes to �see� into space with great accuracy. Their 1974 prize was the first Nobel Prize in physics to be awarded for astronomical observations.
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37309098

 

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