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Russell Alan Hulse

Physicist
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Scientists
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 November 1950
Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst, The Bronx High School of Science
BIOGRAPHY

Russell Alan Hulse was bornon 28 November 1950 in New York City, American, is Physicist. Russell Alan Hulse is an American physicist who was one of the joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1993 for his discovery of a new type of pulsar; his discovery has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation. Russell was born in New York City and was educated at the Bronx High School of Science. He showed a precocious ability to learn a disparate range of scientific subjects and for a while was not sure regarding his choice of study. In order to save on college fees, he enrolled at the Cooper Union and eventually attained his doctorate in physics from the University of Massachusetts. During his time as a post graduate student, he teamed up with his teacher, Joseph H. Taylor Jr., to discover a binary pulsar that would go on to become his life’s greatest work. A few years later, they performed another series of experiments to prove the existence of gravitational waves, as propounded by Albert Einstein in his Theory of Relativity. He worked for a couple of years at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory located in Charlottesville but he did not enjoy the work and instead joined the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, with which was associated for many years. Currently, he is a professor at the University of Texas.

TIMELINE
2003

Hulse became a visiting physics professor at the University of Texas in 2003

1993

They shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for their efforts in 1993

1978

The duo published a paper in 1978 in which they proved, through a series of experiments that gravitational waves, as theorised by Albert Einstein in his famous Theory of Relativity, were genuine

1977

He was at ease with computers right from his time at Cooper Union as a student and that skill, added to his doctorate in physics provided him with the opportunity to start working for the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory in 1977

1975

After attaining his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in 1975, he started working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory located in Charlottesville in his first post-doctoral role

1970

After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the Cooper Union since there were no tuition fees involved and in 1970 he was awarded his bachelor’s degree in science

1963

After completing his primary school education, he took admission in the Bronx High School of Science in 1963 and graduated from the school three years later

1950

Russell Alan Hulse was born on 28 November 1950, in New York City, to Alan Hulse and Betty Joan Hulse

1913

In the same year, he collaborated with Taylor and discovered the first binary pulsar, which was christened PSR 1913+16

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