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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jocelyn Bell Burnell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jocelyn Bell Burnell, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jocelyn Bell Burnell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jocelyn Bell Burnell, often where they are interviewed.

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Discovering A New Star: Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s Advice For Astronomers And Women In Science

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Back in 1967, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell observed a curious set of radio pulses from a new type of telescope. Her findings would lead to a new type of star — a pulsar — and begin a new chapter of astronomical discovery. The findings were groundbreaking and paved the way for a new type of observation — radio astronomy.

We’ll chat with Burnell about the story of that discovery, where she sees the future of radio astronomy heading and her work to get more women and minorities involved in STEM.

Then, Space is huge, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep it clean. As we continue to venture into our solar system with robotic explorers and human missions, there’s a greater need for good hygiene. On this week’s “I’d Like to Know” segment, we’ll chat with physicists  from the University of Central Florida about keeping our dirty Earth-germs off other planets and moons — and why the search for life depends on it.

Mar 10 2020 · 28mins
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell: "She Discovered the Pulsar, but the Nobel Went to Her Supervisor" | Zeitgeist 2019

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell talks through her professional history, from overcoming imposter syndrome as a graduate student in Cambridge to discovering pulsars, getting passed over for a Nobel Prize, inspiring Joy Division to make one of the most iconic album covers of all time, and doing her best to lift up women and people of color interested in graduate work in astronomy.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell inadvertently discovered pulsars as a graduate student in radio astronomy in Cambridge, opening up a new branch of astrophysics – work recognized by the award of a Nobel Prize to her supervisor. She has subsequently worked in many roles in many branches of astronomy, working part-time while raising a family. She is now a Visiting Professor in Oxford, and the Chancellor of the University of Dundee, Scotland. She has chaired, served on, or serviced more Research Council Boards, Committees and Panels than she wishes to remember, and has also chaired a European Community Committee. She has been President of the Royal Astronomical Society, in 2008 became the first female President of the Institute of Physics and in 2014 the first female President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She was one of the small group of women scientists that set up the Athena SWAN scheme. She has received many honours, including a $3M Breakthrough Prize in 2018. The public appreciation and understanding of scinece have always been important to her, and she is much in demand as a speaker and broadcaster. In her spare time she gardens, listens to choral music and is active in the Quakers. She has co-edited an anthology of poetry with an astronomical theme – Dark Matter: Poems of Space.

Jedidah Isler is an Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. An advocate for diversity in STEM, she was Yale University's first African-American woman to earn a PhD in Astrophysics. In 2015, Isler founded Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM. She gave an inspiring TED talk on the urgent need for diversity in STEM and science.

To watch the video of this talk, please visit youtube.com/googlezeitgeist.

Feb 28 2020 · 22mins

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Pulsars and the universe

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Hear from one of the greatest astrophysicists and role models of our time. Best known for her discovery of pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell has paved a path for furthering scientific knowledge and education.

This talk was recorded on Tuesday 16 July, 2019 at the University of Sydney. Visit this page for more: https://bit.ly/2JAlj8m
Jul 23 2019 · 59mins
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Classic Desert Island Discs: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Another chance to hear Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell choose her Desert Island Discs, with Sue Lawley. First broadcast 24th December, 2000.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell was only twenty-four when she made the discovery of a lifetime: As she was mapping the universe for her PhD, she chanced upon the radio signal for a totally new kind of star, known as a 'pulsar'. Her find is seen as one of the most important contributions to astrophysics in the twentieth century.
Apr 28 2019 · 35mins

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Pulsars

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Mar 04 2019 · 21mins
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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Jim Al-Khalili talks to astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell forged her own path through the male-dominated world of science - in the days when it was unusual enough for women to work, let alone make a discovery in astrophysics that was worthy of a Nobel Prize.

As a 24-year old PhD student, Jocelyn spotted an anomaly on a graph buried within 100 feet of printed data from a radio telescope. Her curiosity about such a tiny detail led to one of the most important discoveries in 20th century astronomy - the discovery of pulsars - those dense cores of collapsed stars.
It's a discovery which changed the way we see the universe, making the existence of black holes suddenly seem much more likely and providing further proof to Einstein's theory of gravity.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell was made a Dame in 2008 and a year later became the first ever female President of the Institute of Physics.

Producer: Anna Buckley.
Dec 19 2018 · 28mins
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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 On episode 308 I gently read the Wikipedia page for Jocelyn Bell Burnell. 

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Dec 19 2018 · 24mins
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell on new frontiers in astronomy

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Clive Cookson talks to astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell about her decision to give away her $3m Breakthrough Prize in physics and about what she sees as the most exciting new areas of future research.

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Oct 03 2018 · 22mins
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Rob's guest this week is the astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Mar 24 2017 · 52mins
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360: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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AstronomyCast 360: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Dec 17 2014 · 27mins
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