Role model for women in science to give free lecture

The NUI Galway Astronomy Society will welcome world renowned astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell for a special talk on Tuesday, September 24.

The talk, entitled ‘A Lightweight Introduction to Gravitational Radiation’ will be taking place at 7pm in the Kirwin Theatre in NUI Galway. The event is free and open to the general public.

Professor Burnell is best known for her discovery of pulsars - rapidly rotating neutron stars, and has won numerous awards for her strong role in promoting science. In 2008, she became the first female president of the Institute of Physics and is a strong supporter, and role model, of women in science.

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