The Australian Academy of Science yesterday announced that Dr Richard
(Dick) Manchester FAA has been awarded one of Australia’s highest
honours for work in the physical sciences,
the Academy's Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture.
Dick, an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, is a
world-leading authority on pulsars: small spinning neutron stars that
send out regular pulses of radio emission, left behind after a normal
star has died in an explosion. During his career Dick has led teams
that have discovered more than 1700 pulsars, about sixty per cent of
all pulsars now known. Dick will be presented with the medal at
Science at the Shine Dome in 2019, where he will deliver the Matthew
Flinders Lecture to leaders in the Australian scientific community.
(Image credit: CSIRO)