Antony Hewish#


Antony Hewish
Email:ah120 'at' mrao.cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:1355
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:ahewish
Elected:1993




Present and Previous Positions
  • 1982 - 1988 Head of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • 1971 - 1989 Professor of Radio Astronomy at Cambridge University
  • 1961 - 1969 University Lecturer at Cambridge University
  • 1961 Director of Studies in Physics at Churchill College
  • 1952 - 1961 Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College
  • 1952 PhD in Physics at Cambridge University
  • 1948 Researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory

Fields of Scholarship
  • Identification of pulsars as a new class of stars
  • Radio astronomy
  • Physics

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Associate Member of Belgian Royal Academy
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1982 Foreign Fellow at Indian National Science Academy
  • 1977 Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1976 Hughes Medal, Royal Society
  • 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • 1974 Holwech Medal and Prize, Societé Française de Physique
  • 1973 Hopkins Prize, Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 1970 Charles Vernon Boys Prize, Institute of Physics
  • 1969 Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1952 Hamilton Prize, Cambridge


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