One Bank Flagship Seminar – Martin Rees

The world in 2050 - and beyond

Date: Monday 4 March 2019

Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: The Bank of England Moorgate Auditorium

Renowned astrophysicist Martin Rees will be giving a talk entitled: The world in 2050 - and beyond on 04 March 2019 at 16:00. The talk will be followed by a networking reception with the speaker. 

Martin Rees is a British cosmologist and space scientist. He is based in Cambridge, 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 (the academy of science for UK and Commonwealth) during 2005-2010. In 2005 Martin was appointed to the UK's House of Lords. Martin belongs to numerous foreign academies including those of the US, Russia, Japan and the Vatican and has received many international awards for his research.

Martin writes and lectures extensively for general audiences and is the author of nine book including 'Before the Beginning', 'Just Six Numbers', 'Our final Century?'. 'Gravity's Fatal Attraction, and 'Our Cosmic Habitat'.

In addition to his involvements in international science and policy, Martin 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. His new book 'On the Future: prospects for humanity' addresses these issues.

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