Hewish

[ hyoo-ish or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu ɪʃ or, often, ˈyu- /

noun

Antony, born 1924, British astronomer: discovered pulsars; Nobel Prize in Physics 1974.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hewish

Hewish
/ (ˈhjuːɪʃ) /

noun

Antony. born 1924, British radio astronomer, noted esp for his role in the discovery of pulsars (1967): shared the Nobel prize for physics 1974
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Scientific definitions for Hewish

Hewish
[ hyōōĭsh ]
Antony Born 1924

British astronomer. In 1967, working with the astronomer Susan Bell Burnell, he discovered the first pulsar.
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