Martin Rees, British astrophysicist

Martin Rees, British astrophysicist

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Caption: Martin John Rees (born 1942), British astrophysicist. Rees worked on cosmology, quasars and black holes. He was Plumian Professor at the University of Cambridge (1973-1991) and President of the Royal Astronomical Society (1992-1994). He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and was President of the Royal Society (2005-2010). Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (1979), his awards include the Michael Faraday Prize (2004) for his work to popularize science. Knighted in 1992, he was created Baron Rees of Ludlow in 2005 and raised to the Order of Merit in 2007. Photographed in 2007, at the Royal Society, London, UK.

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