The first pulsars were discovered in 1967 (such as a radio pulsar CP 1919 with a period of pulsation of its directional radiation in 1.33 s) by astronomers at Cambridge University (England) Anthony Hewish
(born in 1924) with the assistance of his colleague Jocelyn Bell .
The letter is endorsed by the following 25 Nobel laureates in physics: Leon Neil Cooper (1972) , Brian David Josephson (1973) , Anthony Hewish
(1974), Burton Richter (1976), Arno Allan Penzias (1978), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1979), James Cronin(1980), Nicholas Bloembergen (1981), Klaus von Klitz ing (1985), Jack Steinberger (1988), Douglas D.
, Rene Oudmaijer, Jim Wild, Nick Hewitt, Ray Emery and Robin Catchpole.
Other Birthdays: Writer Lady Rachel Billington, 59; radio astronomer Professor Anthony Hewish
, 77; High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley, 58; television presenter Jeremy Paxman, 51; snooker player John Parrott, 37; Australian cricketer Ian Redpath, 60; actress Natasha Richardson.
and Anthony Hewish
and ends with the unconventional system of planets
Then, in Great Britain, the British astronomer Anthony Hewish
The emissions, detected by Anthony Hewish
, Jocelyn Bell and their colleagues, came from what is now known as a pulsar.
Birthdays: Writer Lady Rachel Billington, 58; rock musician Eric Burdon, 59; radio astronomer Professor Anthony Hewish
, 76; High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley, 57; television presenter Jeremy Paxman, 50; snooker player John Parrott, 36; Australian cricketer Ian Redpath, 59; actress Natasha Richardson, 37; England rugby union winger Mike Sleman, 49; composer Judith Weir, 46.
Three years later, Jocelyn Bell and Anthony Hewish
discovered pulsars in another scientific accident; neutron stars could well have been discovered earlier with optical measurements of the Crab Nebula or later with X-ray telescopes in space.