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51 years after discovering pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3M Breakthrough Prize

6 Sep 2018, 05:38 UTC
51 years after discovering pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3M Breakthrough Prize BBC

British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell missed out on a share of the Nobel Prize for her part in the discovery of the first radio pulsars in 1967, but now she has a $3 million Breakthrough Prize all to herself.

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