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The Lord Rees of Ludlow

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Martin Rees in 2005
60th President of the Royal Society
In office
Preceded by Robert May, Baron May of Oxford
Succeeded by Paul Nurse
Personal details
Martin John Rees

23 June 1942 (1942-06-23) (age 78)
York, England, United Kingdom
Caroline Humphrey (m. 1986)
Education Shrewsbury School
Alma mater University of Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Known for Cosmic microwave background radiation quasars
Astronomer Royal
President of Royal Society
Awards Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (1984)
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1987)
Balzan Prize (1989)
Bower Award (1998)
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2001)
Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2003)
Michael Faraday Prize (2004)
Crafoord Prize (2005)
Order of Merit (2007)
Templeton Prize (2011)
Isaac Newton Medal (2012)
HonFREng (2007)
Nierenberg Prize (2015)
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy
Institutions University of Cambridge
University of Sussex
Thesis Physical processes in radio sources and inter-galactic medium (1967)
Doctoral advisor Dennis Sciama
Doctoral students
  • Roger Blandford
  • Craig Hogan
  • Priyamvada Natarajan
  • James E. Pringle
  • Nick Kaiser

Martin John Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FRAS (born 23 June 1942) is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010.

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