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The Papers of Professor Antony Hewish

Title The Papers of Professor Antony Hewish
Reference GBR/0014/HWSH
Creator Hewish, Antony, b 1924, Professor of Radioastronomy
Covering Dates 1949–2013
Extent and Medium 9 archive boxes and 1 file
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Antony Hewish was born in Fowey, 11 May 1924, the son of Ernest William Hewish and Frances Grace Lanyon Pinch. He was educated at King's College, Taunton, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He married Marjorie Elizabeth Catherine Richards in 1950, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

His undergraduate degree at Cambridge was interrupted by wartime service at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, and the Telecommunications Research Establishment, Malvern, where he first worked with Martin Ryle, 1943-6. Returning to Cambridge in 1946, he completed his undergraduate degree in 1948 and joined Martin Ryle's research group at the Cavendish Laboratory, obtaining his PhD in 1952.

He was a Research Fellow, 1952-4, and Fellow, 1955-61, of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; a Lecturer, 1962-9, Reader, 1969-71, and Professor of Radioastronomy, 1971-89, at Cambridge University; and Director of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, 1982-8. He is also a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, 1962-date.

In 1974, he and Martin Ryle were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, in recognition of their contribution to radioastronomy, including the discovery and identification of pulsars. His other honours include the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1969; and the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society, 1977. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, from 1968; a Professor of the Royal Institution, from 1977; and an Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, from 1976.

Comprising pulsar discovery charts; lecture notes, laboratory notebooks and logbooks, and correspondence and memorabilia, mainly about the award of the Nobel Prize.

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre in 1978 and 2013.

Access and Use

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of Professor Antony Hewish, HWSH

Further information

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London and on the Janus website, http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/.

This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in June 2003 and updated by Sophie Bridges in July 2013. Biographical information was obtained from the websites of Who Was Who, Wikipedia, and Nobelprize.org.

Index Terms
Hewish, Antony (b 1924) Professor of Radioastronomy
Churchill/HWSH contains:
Acc 355 Two charts recording the first known pulsar. Charts recording the first known pulsar, CP1919, 6 August 1967 and 28 November 1967. With a copy of Antony Hewish's Nobel lecture, 12 December 1974.
1 oversize file.
Acc 1753 Box 1 Lecture notes. With letters and papers about conferences and scientific meetings.
1 box.
Acc 1753 Box 2 Lecture notes. With letters and papers about conferences and scientific meetings.
1 box.
Acc 1753 Box 3 Letters and telegrams of congratulation on the award of the Nobel Prize.
1 box.
Acc 1753 Box 4 Letters, memorabilia and presscuttings about the award of the Nobel Prize and the prize giving ceremony in Stockholm.
1 box.
Acc 1753 Box 5 Correspondence, memorabilia and presscuttings, mainly about the award of the Nobel Prize. With black-and-white and colour photographs (4).
1 box.
Acc 1767 Box 1 Correspondence about lectures.
1 box.
Acc 1767 Box 2 Lecture notes about science and religion. With press cuttings. Also with a transcript of a video recording of an interview with Antony Hewish for the Peoples Archive project, 2009.
1 box.
Acc 1767 Box 3 Laboratory notebooks and logbooks. Including a logbook of the Interplanetary Scintillation Array [IPS Array] at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Laboratory at Lord's Bridge at the time of the pulsar discovery, 1967 [original title: "What Went Wrong When and How We Tried to Mend It"], and a laboratory notebook containing an early design of the IPS Array with cost estimates, 1965.
1 box.
Acc 1767 Box 4 Charts. Including a typical Interplanetary Scintillation Array [IPS Array] survey slow record, 10 September 1967; a fast record of a pulsar with MSF time pips from Rugby, 31 December 1967; and the first recording of wind in the F-region of the Ionosphere using scintillation of a radio source, 1949. With a black-and-white photograph of Antony Hewish at the Old Rifle Range in Cambridge with a pair of crossed dipoles used to measure the polarisation of solar radiation from active regions associated with sunspot groups, 1949. With a printed copy of "Pulsars and High Density Physics", Antony Hewish's Nobel lecture, and "Radio Telescopes of Large Revolving Power", Martin Ryle's Nobel lecture, read by Antony Hewish on his behalf at the Nobel Prize ceremony, 1974.
1 box.

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