The first discovery of a pulsar, a rotating, radio wave-emitting neutron star, 1967

Nobel Science and Sexism: Four Instances


As recently as the end of World War II, science and scientists were a gentleman’s club, and women need not apply. WC mentions this because terrific astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell received a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics this week. Just 51 years after her discovery of pulsars; just 40 years after her colleague, Anthony…