Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins big physics prize for 1967 pulsar discovery

The astrophysicist discusses her $3 million award — and why she's giving it away

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

ROLE MODEL  Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, shown here giving a keynote address at Inspirefest 2015, has worked on many diversity initiatives in science, and will use her Breakthrough Prize winnings to create scholarships.

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