Marta Burgay (30. November 1976, Torino) is an Italian radio astronomer whose initial claim to fame was being the discoverer of PSR J0737-3039, the first double pulsar (two pulsars orbiting each other), through using the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
Her Thesis on radio pulsars won the 2005 Pietro Tacchini Prize, awarded by the Società Astronomica Italiana for the best Ph.D. theses. In 2006, she became the first winner of the IUPAP's Young Scientists Prize in Astrophysics award.
- Pulsar find boosts hope for gravity-wave hunters, CSIRO, 3 December 2003, accessed 2009-05-11
- New Binary Neutron Star Will Test Einstein, Robert Naeye, Sky and Telescope, 2003.12.12, accessed 2009-05-11
- Einstein Passes New Tests, Robert Naeye, Sky and Telescope, 3 March 2005, accessed 2009-05-11
- Burgay, Marta, "Marta Burgay PhD Thesis", The Cagliari Pulsar Group (Cagliari Astronomical Observatory), retrieved 2012-01-03
- The IUPAP young scientists prize in astrophysics, Commission 19 (Astrophysics) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, retrieved 2012-01-03
- Gold, Lauren (August 18, 2005), "Weeklong summer school brings students and researchers to Arecibo Observatory to learn and to wonder", News Service (Cornell University), retrieved 2012-01-03