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Sir Martin Ryle

Sir Martin Ryle

Birth
Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Death 14 Oct 1984 (aged 66)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Chapel
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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21203
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .