Martin Rees is the UK’s Astronomer Royal. He is based at Cambridge University where he is a Fellow (and Former Master) of Trinity College. He is a member of the House of Lords and a former President of the Royal Society. His research interests include space exploration, black holes, galaxy formation, the multiverse and prospects for extraterrestrial life.
He is co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risks at Cambridge University (CSER) In addition to over 500 research papers he has written many general articles and articles and ten books, including ‘On the Future: Prospects for Humanity’(Princeton UP2018″, Gravity’s Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe’ (Cambridge UP, 3rd edition 2020,) and ‘Universe’ (consulting editor) (Dolring Kindersley, 3rd edition 2020).