Bell Burnell, (Susan) Jocelyn (1943–)
Although Burnell shared the prestigious Michelson Award with Hewish in 1973, the Nobel Committee did not acknowledge her role in the discovery of pulsars when it awarded Ryle and Hewish the 1974 Nobel Prize "for their pioneering research in radio astrophysics. Ryle for his observations and inventions ... and Hewish for his decisive role in the discovery of pulsars." Many distinguished astronomers, including Fred Hoyle, Thomas Gold, and Jeremiah Ostriker, argued that Burnell should have shared the Nobel Prize. In 1993, when the award went to the discoverers of the first binary pulsar, both student and supervisor were recognized.
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