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Rees studied at Trinity College , Cambridge and received his PhD in 1967 with Dennis Sciama . After research stays in Great Britain and the USA, he became a professor at Sussex University . From 1973 to 1991 he was Plumian Professor in Cambridge, during which time he headed the Institute for Astronomy there for ten years.
Rees has been a Royal Astronomer ( Astronomer Royal ) since 1995 and was a Masters at Trinity College from 2004 to 2012 and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at Cambridge. From 2005 to 2010 he was President of the Royal Society .
Rees made significant contributions on the origin of cosmic background radiation , on galaxy clusters and on the formation of galaxies. He was one of the earliest proponents of the idea that active galaxy nuclei such as B. Quasars are propelled by matter influx onto black holes and has described important aspects of their physics. In 1966 he proposed an explanation of apparently faster than light objects in astrophysics.
- 1984: Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
- 1975: Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 1982: Member of the National Academy of Sciences
- 1987: Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society
- 1989: Balzan Prize for High Energy Astrophysics
- 1989: Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the Astronomical Society
- 1991: Name giver for the asteroid (4587) Rees
- 1992: beaten to Knight Bachelor
- 1993: Member of the American Philosophical Society
- 1993: Bruce Medal
- 1996: Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics for “Gravity's Fatal Attraction. Black Holes in the Universe "
- 1998: Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
- 2000: Bruno Rossi Prize
- 2001: Gruber Prize for Cosmology
- 2003: Petrie Prize Lecture
- 2003: Albert Einstein World Award of Science
- 2004: Henry Norris Russell Lectureship from the American Astronomical Society
- 2005: Crafoord Prize together with James E. Gunn and James Peebles
- 2007: Order of Merit
- 2011: Templeton Prize
- 2012: Isaac Newton Medal
- 2013: Dirac Medal of the ICTP
- 2015: Marcel Grossmann Award
- 2016: Erasmus Medal of the Academia Europaea
- 2017: Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize
- Our Future: Perspectives for Mankind , Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2020, ISBN 978-3-8062-3970-6 .
- Martin Rees (Ed.): The Universe . Dorling Kindersley, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-8310-0946-5 .
- Our final hour: why modern science threatens human survival . Bertelsmann, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-570-00631-X .
- The riddle of our universe . Beck, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-406-50900-2 .
- with Mitchell Begelman: Black Holes in the Cosmos . Spectrum, Akademie Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-8274-1044-4 .
- Before the beginning . Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 1998, ISBN 3-10-062913-2 .
- with John Gribbin: A universe made to measure . Insel, Frankfurt am Main 1994, ISBN 3-458-33279-0 .
- Literature by and about Martin Rees in the catalog of the German National Library
- Martin Rees website
- Lecture "Is this our final century?" By Martin Rees on TED.com (English)
- Rees, Black Hole Models for Active Galactic Nuclei, Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 22, 1984, pp. 471-506
- Rees: Appearance of Relativistically Expanding Radio Sources , Nature, Volume 211, 1966, pp. 468-470
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Rees, Martin John, Baron Rees of Ludlow|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 23, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||York|