We are extremely excited to announce our WIPC 2022 keynote speaker, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars during her PhD work in 1967 at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, she was awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, valued at 3 million dollars. She donated the entire prize money to start a scholarship fund aimed at keeping under-represented groups, including women, in physics research. These scholarships for doctoral study in physics will be administered by the United Kingdom’s Institute of Physics, of which Bell Burnell was the first female president in 2008-10.