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An evening with Martin Rees

Hear about the life and work of Sir Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, in this interview by our Director, Baroness Susan Greenfield

We are delighted to welcome Lord Rees, President of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Institution for the continuation of our popular ‘Evening with...' series, where prominent figures from the world of science are interviewed by our Director, Baroness Susan Greenfield.

Lord Rees studied at Cambridge University and then held post-doctoral positions at Cambridge, California and Princeton before becoming a Professor at Sussex University. In 1973, he became a fellow of King's College and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge, a post he held for eighteen years. For ten years he was director of Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy.

Lord Rees' current research deals with cosmology and astrophysics, especially gamma ray bursts, galactic nuclei, black hole formation and radiative processes (including gravitational waves) and also cosmic structure formation, especially the early generation of stars and galaxies that formed at the end of the cosmic dark ages' more than 12 billion years ago relatively shortly after the ‘Big Bang'. He has authored or co-authored about five hundred research papers. He has lectured, broadcast and written widely on science and policy, and is the author of seven books for a general readership.

Come along to hear firsthand about the life of one of Britain's most eminent and influential scientists.


Lord Martin Rees | talks | www


Date and Time:

4 June 2009 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution
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