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Rees of Ludlow free

Baron cr 2005 (Life Peer), of Ludlow in the county of Shropshire (Martin John Rees)

Rees of Ludlow free

Baron cr 2005 (Life Peer), of Ludlow in the county of Shropshire (Martin John Rees)

OM 2007; Kt 1992; FRS 1979

Born 23 June 1942; s of late Reginald J. and Joan Rees; m 1986, Caroline Humphrey (see Dame C. Humphrey)

Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, since 2012 (Master, 2004–12); Astronomer Royal, since 1995

Education

Shrewsbury Sch.; Trinity Coll., Cambridge; MA, PhD (Cantab)

Career

Fellow, Jesus Coll., Cambridge, 1967–69 (Hon. Fellow, 1996); Research Associate, California Inst. of Technology, 1967–68 and 1971; Mem., Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1969–70; Prof., Univ. of Sussex, 1972–73; Cambridge University: Plumian Prof. of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, 1973–91; Dir, Inst. of Astronomy, 1977–82 and 1987–91; Royal Soc. Res. Prof., 1992–2003; Prof. of Cosmology and Astrophysics, 2002–09; Fellow of King’s Coll., Cambridge, 1969–72 and 1973–2003. Visiting Professor: Harvard Univ., 1972, 1986–88; Inst. for Advanced Studies, Princeton, 1982, 1995; Imperial Coll., London, 2001–; Hitchcock Vis. Prof., UC Berkeley, 1994; Regents Fellow of Smithsonian Instn, Washington, 1984–88; Oort Prof., Leiden, 1999. Lectures: H. P. Robertson Meml, US Nat. Acad. Sci., 1975; Bakerian, Royal Soc., 1982; Danz, Univ. of Washington, 1984; Pauli, Zurich, 1999; Leverhulme, 1999; Scribner, Princeton, 2000; Russell, Amer. Astron. Soc., 2004; Messenger, Cornell Univ., 2005; Gifford, Scottish Univs, 2007; Reith, BBC, 2010; Romanes, Oxford, 2011. Trustee: BM, 1996–2002; NESTA, 1998–2001; Inst. for Adv. Study, Princeton, 1998–; Kennedy Meml Trust, 1999–2004; IPPR, 2001–09; Nat. Mus. of Sci. and Industry, 2003–11; Gates Cambridge Trust, 2007–14. President: RAS, 1992–94; BAAS, 1994–95; Royal Soc., 2005–10; Chm., Science Adv. Cttee, ESA, 1976–78; Member: Council, Royal Soc., 1983–85 and 1993–95; PPARC, 1994–97. Member: Academia Europaea, 1989; Pontifical Acad. of Sci., 1990; For. Hon. Mem., Amer. Acad. of Arts and Sciences, 1975; Foreign Associate, Nat. Acad. of Sciences, USA, 1982; Foreign Member: Amer. Phil. Soc., 1993; Royal Swedish Acad. Sci., 1993; Russian Acad. of Sci., 1994; Norwegian Acad. of Arts and Letters, 1996; Accademia Lincei, Rome, 1996; Royal Netherlands Acad. of Arts and Sciences, 1998; Finnish Acad. of Sci. and Letters, 2004; Japan Acad., 2015; Associate Mem., TWAS: the Acad. of Scis for the Developing World, 2008. Hon. FInstP 2001; Hon. FREng 2007; Hon. FMedSci 2011; Hon. FBA 2012; Hon. FLSW 2016. Hon. Fellow: Cardiff Univ., 1998; Darwin Coll., Cambridge, 2004; John Moores Univ., 2008; King’s Coll., Cambridge, 2007; Clare Hall, Cambridge, 2016; Robinson Coll., Cambridge, 2019. Hon. DSc: Sussex, 1990; Leicester, 1993; Copenhagen, 1994; Keele, Newcastle and Uppsala, 1995; Toronto, 1997; Durham, 1999; Oxford, 2000; Ohio and Exeter, 2006; Hull, 2007; Liverpool, 2008; Yale, 2008; McMaster, 2009; E Anglia, 2009; Melbourne, 2010; Portsmouth, 2011; Sydney, 2012; ETH Zurich, 2012; Cambridge, 2014; Greenwich, 2014; Harvard, 2016; Leeds 2017; DUniv Open, 2008; Hon. DLitt London, 2011; Bath, 2015. Heinemann Prize, Amer. Inst. Physics, 1984; Gold Medal, RAS, 1987; Guthrie Medal and Prize, Inst. of Physics, 1989; Balzan Prize, Balzan Foundn, 1989; Schwarzschild Medal, Astron. ges., 1989; Bruce Gold Medal, Astron. Soc. of Pacific, 1993; Bower Award for Science, Franklin Inst., 1998; Rossi Prize, American Astron. Soc., 2000; Cosmology Prize, Gruber Foundn, 2001; Einstein Award, World Cultural Council, 2003; Michael Faraday Award, Royal Soc., 2004; (jtly) Crafoord Prize, Royal Swedish Acad., 2005; Niels Bohr Medal, UNESCO, 2005; Templeton Prize, John Templeton Foundn, 2011; Newton Prize, Inst. of Physics, 2012; Chancellor’s Medal, Univ. of Calif, Santa Cruz, 2012; Dirac Prize, ICTP Trieste, 2013; Nierenberg Prize, Scripps Inst., 2015; Fritz Zwicky Prize, Eur. Astron. Soc., 2020. Officier, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 1991; Gold and Silver Star, Order of Rising Sun (Japan), 2015

Publications

Perspectives in Astrophysical Cosmology, 1995; (with M. Begelman) Gravity’s Fatal Attraction: black holes in the universe, 1996, 3rd edn 2020; Before the Beginning, 1997; Just Six Numbers, 1999; Our Cosmic Habitat, 2001; Our Final Century?, 2003; From Here to Infinity: scientific horizons, 2011; (ed) Universe, 2012; On the Future: prospects for humanity, 2018; (with D. Goldsmith) The End of Astronauts, 2022; mainly scientific papers; numerous general articles

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