Martin Rees

Photo of Martin ReesMartin Rees, the United Kingdom’s Astronomer Royal, was previously Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. A past president of the Royal Society, he has won numerous awards, including the Templeton Prize and the inaugural Fritz Zwicky Prize. The author of ten books and more than 500 research papers, he cofounded the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.

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Cover: Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New AfterwordRipples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New AfterwordSchilling, GovertPAPERBACK03/18/2019$18.95
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