Lord Martin Rees KBE | October 2018 | Kruger Cowne Breakfast Club
Cosmologist and space scientist, Martin Rees has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of galaxies, black holes, and cosmology, and has a deep interest in more speculative issues such as extraterrestrial life, and the ‘multiverse’.
He has been Director of the Institute of Astronomy, a Research Professor, and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was President of the Royal Society and is a member of the UK’s House of Lords. Astronomer Royal, Lord Rees, has received many international awards and holds honorary degrees from numerous universities, incl. Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Yale. A former trustee of the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the Gates Cambridge Trust. He is on the Board of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and lectures, writes and broadcasts extensively to wide audiences. Books include ‘Before the Beginning’, ‘Our Final Century?’, ‘Just Six Numbers’, ‘Our Cosmic Habitat’, ‘Gravity’s Fatal Attraction’ and ‘From Here to Infinity’, an expanded version of his BBC Reith Lectures. In recent years he has been much involved with issues in science, education and public policy, as well as with the mitigation of global threats stemming from humanity’s collective footprint on the planet, and from misapplication of advanced technologies.
Lord Martin Rees Speech Categories:
- SURVIVING THE CENTURY
- FROM MARS TO THE MULTIVERSE
- A POSTHUMAN FUTURE
- THE WORLD IN 2050 – AND BEYOND
- WILL SCIENCE HIT THE BUFFERS