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Ph.D. Martin REES Astronomer Royal; Fellow, Trinity College; Professor Emeritus of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge


 studied Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge
1968 Research Fellow, Caltech
1967-1969 Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
1967-1972 Staff member, Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge
1969-1992 Senior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
1969-1970 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
1971 Visiting Associate Professor, Caltech
1972, 1988-89 Visiting Professor, Harvard University
1972-1973 Professor, Sussex University
1976-1977 Gresham Professor of Astronomy
1982, 1996-1997 Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1984 Joint Coordinator of programme on galaxy formation, etc. at Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
1984-1988 Regents Visiting Fellow of Smithsonian Institution
1973-1991 Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Cambridge University
1977-1982, 1987-91 Director, Institute of Astronomy
1973-1991 Professorial Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
1992-2003 Royal Society Professor at Cambridge University
Official Fellow King's College, Cambridge
1995 JSPS visitor, Kyoto University
2002-2009 Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge
2004-2012 Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
since 1995 Astronomer Royal
since 2001 Honorary Professor, Imperial College, London and Leicester University
since 2012 Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge


President Royal Society (Council member 1983-1985 and 1993-1995), 2005-2010
Council: Foundation for Science and Technology, since 2004
Trustee: Gates Trust, since 2005
Board Member: Science, Technology and Society Forum (Kyoto), since 2006


"Cosmic Coincidences". published by Heinemann (UK) under title `The Stuff of the Universe' (with J. Gribbin), 1989
"Gravity's fatal attraction: black holes in the universe". pp. 246 (with M.C. Begelman), 1995
"Before the beginning" - our universe and others, 1997
"Our Cosmic Habitat". Princeton University Press, US, 2001
"Our final century" Random House, 2003


Templeton Prize, 2011
Newton Prize (Institute of Physics, 2012
Paczynski Medal (Warsaw), 2013
Dirac Medal and Prize (ICTP), 2013