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Special Conversations: Martin Rees: Exploring the Cosmos


Friday, 16 Jun 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Expression Gallery, Level 4

Free on a first-come-first-served basis. Register in the lobby.

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees invites you to explore the cosmos, imagining its origins and what the future might hold. In his signature style mixing humour and profundity, he encourages us to use astrophysics, and science more broadly, not only to make sense of space and time, but also to question the bigger existential reasons for our being.

About Martin Rees:

Martin Rees is a leading astrophysicist as well as a senior figure in UK science. He has conducted influential theoretical work on subjects as diverse as black hole formation and extragalactic radio sources, and provided key evidence to contradict the Steady State theory of the evolution of the Universe. He was one of the first to predict the uneven distribution of matter in the Universe, and proposed observational tests to determine the clustering of stars and galaxies. Much of his most valuable research has focused on the end of the so-called cosmic dark ages — a period shortly after the Big Bang when the Universe was as yet without light sources.

As Astronomer Royal and a Past President of the Royal Society, Martin Rees is a prominent scientific spokesperson and the author of seven books of popular science. After receiving a knighthood in 1992 for his services to science, he was elevated to the title of Baron Rees of Ludlow in 2005.

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