(Susan) Jocelyn BELL BURNELL

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-07-15
Education The Mount Sch York, Univ of Glasgow (BSc), New Hall Cambridge (PhD)
Books & Publications
Recreations swimming, learning languages, knitting and sewing, Quaker activities
Clubs Athenaeum
Style Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE
Career Univ of Southampton: SRC fell 1968-70, jr teaching fell 1970-73; Mullard Space Sci Laboratory UCL: pt/t grad programmer 1974-76, pt/t assoc research fell 1976-82; Royal Observatory Edinburgh: pt/t sr research fell 1982-86, astronomer i/c Visitor Centre 1985-86, pt/t sr sci offr and head of James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Section 1986-89, pt/t grade 7 and head of James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Section 1989-91; prof of physics Open Univ 1991-2001 (tutor, conslt, guest lectr 1973-88), dean of sci Univ of Bath 2001-2004, professorial fell Mansfield Coll Oxford 2004-; pro-chllr Univ of Dublin 2013-; visiting prof: Princeton Univ 1999-2000, Univ of Oxford 2004-; ed The Observatory 1973-76; pres: RAS 2002-04 (memb Cncl 1978-81 and 1992-97, vice-pres 1995-97), Inst of Physics 2008-10 (first female pres); memb various bds, ctees and panels PPARC and SERC 1978- (incl: vice-chm Astronomy 1 Ctee 1983-84, chair Public Understanding of Sci Advsy Panel 2001-05, chair Advanced LIGO Oversight Ctee 2003-), chair EC Physics TMR-TTR Panel 1996-98 (vice-chair 1995); hon memb Royal Irish Acad 2012; hon fell: Univ of Edinburgh 1988-91, New Hall Cambridge 1996-, Glyndwr Univ 2011; hon assoc Nat Cncl of Women 1995-; hon memb Sigma Pi Sigma 2000-, memb Bd Edinburgh Int Sci Festival 1991-96, foreign memb Onsala Observatory Bd Sweden 1996-2002, memb Scientific Ctee for Physics Int Solvay Insts 2004-; Michelson medal Franklin Inst Philadelphia 1973, J Robert Oppenheimer meml prize Center for Theoretical Studies Miami 1978, Beatrice Tinsley prize American Astronomical Soc (first recipient) 1987, Herschel medal RAS London 1989, Edinburgh Medal (City of Edinburgh and Science Festival) 1999, Magellanic Premium (American Philosophical Soc) 2000, Robinson Medal Armagh Observatory 2004, Kelvin Medal Royal Philosophical Soc Glasgow 2007, Grote Reber Medal Australia 2011, Helen Sawyer Hogg Prize Canada 2012, Sven Berggren Prize Sweden 2012; memb: Br Cncl of Churches Assembly 1978-90, Scottish Churches Cncl 1982-90 (Exec Ctee 1984-88), Open Univ Cncl 1997-99; tstee Nat Maritime Museum Greenwich 2000-09; Hon DSc: Heriot-Watt Univ 1993, Univ of Warwick 1995, Univ of Newcastle upon Tyne 1995, Univ of Cambridge 1996, Univ of Glasgow 1997, Univ of Sussex 1997, Univ of St Andrews 1999, Univ of London 1999, Haverford Coll (USA) 2000, Univ of Leeds 2000, Williams Coll (USA) 2000, Univ of Portsmouth 2002, Queen's Univ Belfast 2002, Univ of Edinburgh 2003, Univ of Keele 2005, Univ of Durham 2007, Univ of Michigan 2008, Univ of Southampton 2008, Trinity Coll Dublin 2008, Univ of Leicester 2009, Loughborough Univ 2009, Univ of Lancaster 2009, Nat Univ of Ireland 2009, Univ of Aberdeen 2013; Hon DUniv York 1994, Hon SD Harvard Univ 2007, Hon DUniv Open Univ 2009, Hon DSc UCL 2013; hon fell: Science Museum 2010, European Physical Soc 2010; memb: Int Astronomical Union 1979, American Astronomical Soc 1992; foreign assoc US Nat Acad of Sciences 2005; FRAS 1969, FInstP 1992 (Hon FInstP 2012), FRS 2003 (memb Cncl 2004-06), FRSE 2004 (pres-elect (first female pres) 2014)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER