Antony Hewish FRS[2] (born 11 Mey 1924 in Fowey, Cornwall) is a Breetish radio astronomer wha wan the Nobel Prize for Pheesics in 1974 (thegither wi fellae radio-astronomer Martin Ryle) for his wirk on the development o radio aperture synthesis an its role in the discovery o pulsars. He wis an aa awarded the Eddington Medal o the Ryal Astronomical Society in 1969.[4][5][6]

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Antony Hewish
Born (1924-05-11) 11 Mey 1924 (age 96)
Fowey, Cornwall, Ingland
NaitionalityUnitit Kinrick
Alma mater
Kent forPulsars
Hauf-marrae(s)Marjorie Richards (m. 1950)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsRadio astronomy
ThesisThe fluctuations of galactic radio waves (1952)
Doctoral studentsJocelyn Bell Burnell[3]


  1. HEWISH, Prof. Antony. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.   (subscription needit)
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  3. Bell Burnell, Jocelyn (1968). The Measurement of radio source diameters using a diffraction method (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.
  4. Hewish, A (1975). "Pulsars and High Density Physics". Science (published 13 June 1975). 188 (4193): 1079–1083. Bibcode:1975Sci...188.1079H. doi:10.1126/science.188.4193.1079. PMID 17798425
  5. "Antony Hewish". 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  6. "Antony Hewish - Biographical". 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.