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Sir Martin Rees

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Biography:

Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge University, is renowned for his extraordinary intuition in unraveling the complexities of the universe. He has been a leader in the quest to understand the physical processes near black holes and is responsible for major advances in our understanding of the cosmic background radiation, quasars, gamma-ray bursts, and galaxy formation. He has contributed to almost every area of cosmology and astrophysics and through his public speaking and writing he has made the Universe a more familiar place for everyone.

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Future Technology / Transhumanist Dangers

Martin Rees discussed how humanity's future is linked to science. Followed by William Henry warning on the dangers of transhumanism. More »

Demise of Humankind?

Astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees, the main guest on Monday night, discussed his new book Our Final Hour, which advances an alarming thesis: the odds are no better than 50/50 that our species will survive to the end of the twenty-first century. More »

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