Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS

UK's Astronomer Royal
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Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS) is the UK’s Astronomer Royal. He is based at Cambridge University where he is a Fellow (and Former Master) of Trinity College. He is a former President of the Royal Society and a member of many foreign academies. His research interests include space exploration, high energy astrophysics, and cosmology. He is co-founder of the  Centre for the Study of Existential Risks at Cambridge University (CSER), and has served on many bodies connected with education, space research, arms control and international collaboration in science.  In addition to his research publications he  has written many general articles and ten books, including, most recently ‘On the Future: Prospects for Humanity’ (paperback version due in October)