Ten fun facts about Antony Hewish


Fact 1
He was awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1969.

Fact 2
He attended King's College, Taunton.

Fact 3
Hewish made both practical and theoretical advances in the observation and exploitation of the apparent scintillations of radio sources due to their radiation impinging upon plasma.


Fact 4
Hewish was professor of radio astronomy at the Cavendish Laboratory from 1971 to 1989.

Fact 5
Hewish has honorary degrees from 6 universities including Manchester, Exeter and Cambridge, is a Foreign Member of the Belgian Royal Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy.

Fact 6
His prizes include the Dellinger Gold Medal of the International Union of Radio Science (1972) and Hughes Medal of the Royal Society (1977).

Fact 7
Hewish has argued that religion and science are complementary.

Fact 8
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1968.

Fact 9
Hewish is a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

Fact 10
He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.


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Antony Hewish FRS is a British radio astronomer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974 (together with fellow radio-astronomer Martin Ryle) for his work on the development of radio aperture synthesis and its role in the discovery of pulsars

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