Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the astrophysicist Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell. 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.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves by Giuseppe Verdi
Book: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Luxury: Book on how to sketch and some paper and pens
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