Lord Martin Rees

Leading Cosmologist & Astrophysicist

Lord Martin Rees OM is an emeritus professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge and the UK's Astronomer Royal. He is one of the key thinkers on the future of humanity in the cosmos.

"One of the world's most eminent astronomers"

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  • Future of Humanity
  • The Earth's Final Hour
  • Scientific Changes Coming this Century


He presents in English.

How he presents

Martin Rees speaks eloquently and lucidly on the big questions of our time as well as developing our fundamental understanding of science.

Books & Media

  • If Science is to Save Us
  • On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
  • Our Cosmic Habitat
  • Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide
  • Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning
  • Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe

In Detail

Author of more than 500 research papers on cosmological topics ranging from black holes to quantum physics to the Big Bang, Rees has received countless awards for his scientific contributions. As the 59th President of the Royal Society during 2005-2010 he was dubbed "Britain's Top Scientist" by the media and is a current member of the UK's House of Lords. In addition to this he lectures, writes, and broadcasts extensively to wide audiences. His international awards are too numerous to mention, and Lord Rees holds dozens of honorary degrees from the great universities of the world, including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Princeton and Yale.


A wise and witty man Martin Rees' keynotes combine the keen curiosity of a gifted scientific mind with the deep insight of serious thinker. He addresses the risks and benefits of scientific advancement, advocating for the pursuit of science as tempered by the discretion of scientists.


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