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Martin Rees

Data de nascimento: 23. Junho 1942

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Martin John Rees, o barão Rees de Ludlow , é um cosmologista e astrofísico britânico que foi o presidente da Royal Society entre 2005 e 2010.

Mestre do Trinity College, Cambridge, desde 2004. Professor de cosmologia e astrofísica da Universidade de Cambridge e professor visitante da Universidade de Leicester e do Imperial College London. Foi promovido a Astrônomo Real Britânico em 1995 e foi designado para a Câmara dos Lordes em 2005 como membro independente .

Em 2015, em Londres, Rees, Frank Drake e o empresário russo Yuri Milner, juntamente com o físico Stephen Hawking, anunciaram suas intenções de fornecer 100 milhões de dólares em financiamento ao longo da próxima década para os melhores pesquisadores do SETI, através do projeto "Breakthrough Listen" que permitirá que novos levantamentos de dados rádio e ópticos possam ocorrer usando os mais avançados telescópios.

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„Once the threshold is crossed when there is a self-sustaining level of life in space, then life's long-range future will be secure irrespective of any of the risks on Earth (with the single exception of the catastrophic destruction of space itself).“

— Martin J. Rees
Context: Once the threshold is crossed when there is a self-sustaining level of life in space, then life's long-range future will be secure irrespective of any of the risks on Earth (with the single exception of the catastrophic destruction of space itself). Will this happen before our technical civilisation disintegrates, leaving this as a might-have-been? Will the self-sustaining space communities be established before a catastrophe sets back the prospect of any such enterprise, perhaps foreclosing it for ever? We live at what could be a defining moment for the cosmos, not just for our Earth. Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning (2003) <!-- | date = 2003-03-18

„We live at what could be a defining moment for the cosmos, not just for our Earth.“

— Martin J. Rees
Context: Once the threshold is crossed when there is a self-sustaining level of life in space, then life's long-range future will be secure irrespective of any of the risks on Earth (with the single exception of the catastrophic destruction of space itself). Will this happen before our technical civilisation disintegrates, leaving this as a might-have-been? Will the self-sustaining space communities be established before a catastrophe sets back the prospect of any such enterprise, perhaps foreclosing it for ever? We live at what could be a defining moment for the cosmos, not just for our Earth. Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning (2003) <!-- | date = 2003-03-18

„Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.“

— Martin J. Rees
As quoted in Project Cyclops: A Design Study of a System for Detecting Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life (1971) http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730010095_1973010095.pdf by Bernard M. Oliver, and John Billingham, Ch. 2 : Life in the Universe, p. 3 <!-- ** quoted by

„No one can say which approach is the right one — so no one can say how close we are to a solution.“

— Martin J. Rees
On developing a unification of quantum theory, relativity and classical physics, "Conversation with Martin Rees" at the Templeton Foundation (1 June 2012) https://www.templeton.org/who-we-are/media-room/video-and-audio/conversation-with-martin-rees<!-- 11:00 -->

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