Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Copley Medal 2021
Llongyfarchiadau i’r Fonesig Jocelyn Burnell, un o’n Cymrodyr er Anrhydedd, y mae’r Gymdeithas Frenhinol wedi dyfarnu Medal Copley 2021 iddi am ei gwaith yn ymwneud â darganfod pylser.
Dame Jocelyn said: “I am delighted to be the recipient of this year’s Copley Medal, a prize which has been awarded to so many incredible scientists.
“With many more women having successful careers in science, and gaining recognition for their transformational work, I hope there will be many more female Copley winners in the near future.
“My career has not fitted a conventional – male – pattern. Being the first person to identify pulsars would be the highlight of any career; but I have also swung sledgehammers and built radio telescopes; set up a successful group of my own studying binary stars; and was the first female president of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
“I hope that my work and presence as a senior woman in science continues to encourage more women to pursue scientific careers”.Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell awarded world’s oldest scientific prize as Royal Society announces 2021 medal and award winners | Royal Society