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Women In Physics: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered radio pulsars, visits Belfast

The Belfast woman credited with making the greatest astronomical discovery of the 20th century is coming back to her native city for a special event aimed at encouraging more women into a career in physics.

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered radio pulsars, and was recently named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by the BBC's Woman's Hour programme, is returning to Belfast to take part in Women In Physics – Ireland.

Organised by Queen's University's School of Maths and Physics in partnership with the Institute of Physics, would-be female physicists of all ages are being called to sign up now for the free event on March 19, 2014.

Celebrating women who study and work in this traditionally male-dominated subject, participants will have the chance to meet some of Ireland's leading female physicists, as well as gaining hands-on experience with live experiments.

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