The Harvard University Center for the Environment and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics present a book signing and lecture:
Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of Cosmology & Astrophysics, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Trinity College
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment
TODAY! Monday, October 1 // 4:00p.m.
Science Center Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and cosmologist, and the UK’s Astronomer Royal. His research interests have included galaxy formation, active galactic nuclei, black holes, gamma-ray bursts — as well as more speculative aspects of cosmology such as the multiverse. He is based in Cambridge, UK, where he has been Director of the Institute of Astronomy, a Research Professor, and Master of Trinity College. He was President of the Royal Society during 2005-2010, and in 2006 was nominated to the House of Lords. He has received many international awards for his research, and is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy, the Japan Academy and the Pontifical Academy. He has served on many bodies connected with education, space research, arms control and international collaboration in science. He lectures, writes, and broadcasts widely for general audiences. He has long has been concerned with the threats stemming from humanity’s ever-heavier ‘footprint’ on the global environment, and with the runaway consequences of ever more powerful technologies. These concerns feature in his new book, On the Future: Prospects for Humanity.
* Free and open to the public. Rees’ latest book, On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, will be available for purchase and signing after the event.*
Harvard University Center for the Environment