Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Bell Burnell, S. Jocelyn
Location University of Oxford
Primary Field Astronomy
Secondary Field Physics
 Election Citation
In 1967, using a radio telescope which she had helped build for her dissertation, Bell-Burnell discovered the first four pulsars. Since then, her continued stargazing has provided fundamental insights into gravitation, condensed matter, and astrophysical processes.

 
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