Jocelyn Bell Burnell

20. 4. 2019

She was the first to observe space lighthouses. Rotating neutron stars - the pulsars. It was one of the greatest astronomical achievements of the 20th century. Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Together with her colleagues she first had to build the radiotelescope before she could start observing pulsars and take measurements. How did they do it? How could we use pulsars to navigate in space and why is her advice "always follow anomalies"?

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

19. 10. 2019

He defected from physics to biology and eventually ended up with Nobel Prize in chemistry. He received the Prize in 2009 for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, the factory in our cells that makes proteins, the workers of our body - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. Chairman of the British Royal Society, a position that was previously held for example by Isaac Newton. How can research of the ribosome help us fight antibiotic resistance? What makes ribosome so fascinating and why when he was a little boy he didnt understand children around him at all?

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