Antony Hewish. 11 May 1924—13 September 2021

@article{Longair2022AntonyH1,
  title={Antony Hewish. 11 May 1924—13 September 2021},
  author={Malcolm S. Longair},
  journal={BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY},
  year={2022}
}
  • M. Longair
  • Published 16 March 2022
  • Physics
  • BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY
Antony (Tony) Hewish was a pioneer radio astronomer who will always be remembered as the leader of the team in 1967 that discovered the pulsars, which proved to be rapidly rotating, magnetized neutron stars. The discovery resulted from Tony's programme of systematic all-sky surveys to detect the scintillation, or flickering, of small angular diameter radio sources due to electron density fluctuations in the solar wind flowing out from the Sun. The large low-frequency 4.5-acre array was designed… 

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