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Jocelyn Bell Burnell in conversation

Event

April
162015

17:30 - 18:30

Location

Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Overview

Join one of the UK's most influential scientists at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Today Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell FRS is known as one of the most influential scientists in the UK. But getting there was not easy. From girls not being taught science at her secondary school to being greeted at university by rooms full of howling men, her journey is one fraught with resistance.

Her discovery of radio pulsars in 1967, as a young researcher at Cambridge, pays testament to her dogged pursuit of the truth and remains one of the most significant astronomical discoveries of the last 100 years.

Join her as she discusses her incredible career, as well as her thoughts on the future of science and its place in society, in conversation with Andrew Cohen, Head of Science at the BBC.

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