Sir Martin Ryle died on 14 October 1984 in Cambridge. Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute (1971)
Royal Medal (1973)
Bruce Medal (1974)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1974)
Ryle Telescope at Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory
In 1965 he was invited to co-deliver the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture on Exploration of the Universe. In 1946 Ryle and Vonberg were the first people to publish interferometric astronomical measurements at radio wavelengths although it is claimed that Joseph Pawsey from the University of Sydney had actually made interferometric measurements earlier in the same year.
aperture synthesis) and used them for accurate location and imaging of weak radio sources. He was the first Professor of Radio Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and founding director of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory. g.