Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, is an accomplished scientist and champion for women in physics. As a graduate student in 1967, she co-discovered pulsars, a breakthrough widely considered one of the most important scientific advances of the 20th century. When the discovery of pulsars was recognized with the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics, the award went to her graduate advisor. Undaunted, she persevered and became one of the most prominent researchers in her field and an advocate for women and other under-represented groups in physics.

She plans to use the $3 million Breakthrough Prize to fund women and other under-represented groups pursuing physics to bring greater diversity to the field.


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Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Due to demand, a maximum of two (2) tickets may be ordered per account. Tickets are available Monday, October 15 at 9:00am.


Event Type: 
Public Lecture
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:30
Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas