Burbidge, (Eleanor) Margaret, née Peachey (1919–) and Geoffrey Ronald (1925–2010)
Geoffrey Burbidge was educated at the Universities of Bristol and London, where he earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1951. He said that he got into astronomy by marrying an astronomer. He worked at Cambridge University, the California Institute of Technology, and Yerkes Observatory, and was at the University of California, San Diego from 1962, aside from six years as director of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. He did research into the physics of non-thermal radiation processes, and the structures and masses of galaxies and quasars.
Adapted in part from the biographical entry at The Bruce Medalists website
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