October 27, 2005
Jocelyn Bell Burnell has had a distinguished career in science. She received her Ph.D. at Cambridge University. During her time there she was involved in the disocovery of pulsars, opening up a new branch of astrophysics -- work which was recognized by the award of a Nobel Prize to her supervisor.
Burnell's honors include the Oppenheimer Prize, the Michelson Medal, the Tinsley PRize, the Magellanic Premium, the Herschel Medal, and the Edinburgh Medal. Her recent academic appointments include a 10-year professorship in physics at Open University, a position as Dean of Sciences at the University of Bath, and now a visiting professorship at Oxford University.
The public appreciation and understanding of science have always been important to Burnell, and she is committted to encouraging more women to consider careers in science.
October 28, 2005
Launching events included dedication ceremonies for each wing of the Science and Mathematics Building and an unveiling of the Center's logo as well as two art exhibitions.