Jocelyn Bell Burnell to support diversity in physics with $3m winnings from major prize


Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physicsfor her work on pulsars and her “inspiring scientific leadership over the last five decades”. Bell Burnell says she will donate the $3m prize money from the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation to create a new fund to support greater diversity for women and people from ethnic minorities. The money will be given to the Institue of Physics (IOP), which publishes Physics World, to support graduate students from under-represented groups.

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