Antony Hewish went to Cambridge University in 1942.  From 1943 until the end of the war he worked on radar countermeasures at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Farnborough and at the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) in Malvern.

After the war he returned to Cambridge University completing his undergraduate degree in 1948 and then joining Martin Ryle's research team at the Cavendish Laboratory.  He later became professor of Radio Astronomy, receiving a Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Martin Ryle in 1974 (see links).

Prof Antony Hewish FRS, Nobel Prize
born 11 May 1924 

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Papers & Links etc.
Nobel Prize in Physics in 1974: biography Antony Hewish   accessed Mar 2011
or go to:  http://nobelprize.org  and search: Antohy Hewish
Wikipedia page:  biography Antony Hewish  accessed Mar 2011
or try:  http://en.wikipedia.org/  with search words: Antony Hewish 
Royal Society - Elected Fellow in 1968 - for a biography -
go to: http://rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org  with search words: Antony Hewish
Group - worked at RAE Farnborough and Malvern - not in Purbeck.

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