Antony Hewish#


Antony Hewish
Membership Number:1355
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1993
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM



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
  • 1968 Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • 1969 Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1972 Dellinger Gold Medal, International Union of Radio Science
  • 1973 Albert A. Michelson Medal, Franklin Institute (jointly with Jocelyn Bell Burnell)
  • 1974 Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize
  • 1974 Nobel Prize for Physics (jointly with Martin Ryle)
  • 1977 Hughes Medal, Royal Society
  • 1998 Elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP)


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