Sir Martin Ryle

Sir Martin Ryle

Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Death 14 Oct 1984 (aged 66)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Memorial Site* Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

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Memorial ID 21203 · View Source
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Fellow of Trinity College, Nobel Prize winner (for his discovery of pulsars), and Astronomer Royal. The Latin inscription elegantly describes his Nobel work : 'He was the first to perceive with the mind's eye the true nature of stars so distant that their light is not strong enough to be seen; this he did by arranging large dishes in rows and lines so skilfully that the shortest wave sent from the sky could not escape'.

Bio by: David Conway



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  • Added: 9 Apr 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Martin Ryle (27 Sep 1918–14 Oct 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21203, citing Trinity College, Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .