Martin Rees#

Martin Rees
Email:mjr 'at' ast.cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:147
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mrees
Homepage: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~mjr




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1995 - present Astronomer Royal
  • 2001 - present Honorary Professor: Imperial College, London and Leicester University
  • 2004 - 2012 Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 2002 - 2009 Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge
  • 1992 - 2003 Official Fellow King's College, Cambridge
  • 1992 - 2003 Royal Society Professor at Cambridge University
  • 1973 - 1991 Professorial Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
  • 1977 - 1982 and 1987 - 1991 Director, Institute of Astronomy
  • Spring 1995 JSPS visitor, Kyoto University
  • 1973 - 1991 Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Cambridge University
  • 1984 - 1988 Regents Visiting Fellow of Smithsonian Institution
  • Jan - June 1984 Joint Coordinator of programme on galaxy formation, etc. at Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
  • 1982, 1996, 1997 Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 1976 - 1977 Gresham Professor of Astronomy
  • 1972 - 1973 Professor, Sussex University
  • 1972, 1988 - 1989 Visiting Professor, Harvard University
  • Spring 1971 Visiting Associate Professor, Caltech
  • 1969 - 1970 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1969 - 1972 Senior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
  • 1967 - 1972 Staff member, Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge
  • 1967 - 1969 Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • 1968 Research Fellow, Caltech

Fields of Scholarship
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Cosmic structure formation
  • General cosmological issues

Honours and Awards
  • 1975 H. P. Robertson Award & Lectureship (Nat. Acad. Sci.)
  • 1982 Hopkins Prize (Cam. Phil. Soc.)
  • 1984 Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (A.I.P.)
  • 1986 Bappu Memorial Award of Indian Nat. Sci. Acad.
  • 1987 Gold Medal of Royal Astron. Soc
  • 1989 Guthrie Medal and Prize. Inst. of Physics (UK)
  • 1989 Karl Schwarzschild Award of Astronomische Gesellschaft
  • 1989 Balzan Prize
  • 1990 Robinson Prize for Cosmology
  • 1991 Officier dans I'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
  • 1992 Knight Batchelor
  • 1993 Bruce Medal, Astr. Soc. Pacific
  • 1996 Science writing award. American Institute of Physics
  • 1998 Bower Prize and Award for Science, Franklin Institute
  • 2000 Golden Plate Award, International Academy of Achievement
  • 2000 Rossi prize (AAS)
  • 2001 Cosmology Prize, Gruber Foundation
  • 2003 Einstein Award of World Cultural Council
  • 2004 Descartes Prize (member of winning collaboration)
  • 2004 Faraday Award (Roy Soc)
  • 2005 Crafoord Prize (Royal Swedish Academy)
  • 2005 Life Peerage
  • 2005 Niels Bohr Medal (UNESCO)
  • 2007 Order of Merit
  • 2011 Templeton Prize
  • 2012 Newton Prize (Institute of Physics)
  • 2013 Paczynski Medal (Warsaw)
  • 2013 Dirac Medal and Prize (ICTP)
  • 2015 Nierenberg Prize (Scripps Institute)
  • 2015 Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver Star) (Japan)
  • Hon. DSc.: Sussex (1990), Leicester (1993), Copenhagen (1995), Keele (1995), Uppsala (1995), Newcastle (1995), Toronto (1996), Durham (1999), Oxford (2000), Ohio (2006), Exeter (2006), Hull (2007), Yale (2008), Open University (2008), Liverpool (2008), King's College, London (2008), McMaster (2009), East Anglia (2009), Melbourne (2010), Portsmouth (2011), Sydney (2012), ETH Zurich (2012), Cambridge (2014), Greenwich (2014)
  • Hon. D. Litt: University of London (2011), University of Bath (2015)
  • Hon. Fellow: Cardiff University (1998),Trinity College, Cambridge (1995), Jesus College, Cambridge (1996), Darwin College, Cambridge (2004), King's College, Cambridge (2007), John Moores University, Liverpool (2008), Isaac Newton Institute (2012), City and Guilds (2012), Science Museum (2013)
  • Society and Academy Memberships:
    • 1975 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • 1979 Fellow of Royal Society
    • 1981 Fellow of Institute of Physics (Honorary Fellow 2001- )
    • 1982 Foreign Associate: National Academy of Sciences (USA)
    • 1989 Member of Academia Europaea
    • 1989-99 Fellow of Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
    • 1990 Member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    • 1990 Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences
    • 1993 Foreign Member: American Philosophical Society
    • 1993 Foreign Member: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    • 1994 Honorary Member: Russian Academy of Sciences
    • 1996 Honorary Member: Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
    • 1996 Foreign Member, Academia Lincei
    • 1998 Foreign Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 Honorary Fellow of British Association
    • 2003 Foreign Member Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
    • 2007 Honorary Fellow: Royal Academy of Engineering
    • 2007 Associate Fellow: T W A S
    • 2012 Honorary Fellow: Academy of Medical Sciences
    • 2012 Foreign Member: Turkish Academy of Sciences
    • 2012 Honorary Fellow: British Academy
    • 2014 Foreign Member: Japan Academy


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