Martin John Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow (1942-), Professor of Astronomy and Cosmology and President of the Royal Society
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Astrophysicist and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Director of the Institute of Astronomy (1977-82, 1987-91). Astronomer Royal since 1995. Rees' current research interests are in 'extreme' cosmic phenomena, black holes, cosmic structure formation and 'dark matter'. He is interested in both scientific and philosophical aspects of cosmology. Publications include Before the Beginning (1997) and Our Final Century (2003).