Friday 31 July 2020 at 7pm: video discussion with Lord Martin Rees
All Trinity members – Fellows, Past Fellows, students, alumni very welcome
Video discussion Friday 31 July 2020 at 7pm.
Lord Martin Rees, former Master of Trinity, has very generously agreed to hold a video discussion with us. Martin kindly offers to answer our questions!
Of course, Martin’s field is astronomy, as former Master Martin knows much more about Trinity than all of us together, and recently Martin has founded the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University: https://www.cser.ac.uk. Martin’s latest book “On the future: prospects for humanity” has just appeared also in Japanese translation:
- English: https://www.amazon.com/Future-Prospects-Humanity-Martin-Rees-ebook/dp/B07CSD5BG9/
- Japanese: https://www.amazon.co.jp/私たちが、地球に住めなくなる前に-宇宙物理学者からみた人類の未来-Martin-Rees/dp/4861827779/
If you like to ask Martin questions during our video discussions, best would be if you prepare the questions beforehand.
Martin has written an extensive article on his views on Covid-19 impact on Universities, and how Universities should adapt better to the needs of students in our changed world.
You can read Martin’s article here, and I suggest we don’t ask questions which Martin has already answered in this article:
Lord Martin Rees: “UNIVERSITIES MUST ADAPT TO CHANGING NEEDS OF STUDENTS”
On Friday 31 July 2020 we will meet as follows:
- 7pm – start of meeding
- 7:15pm – 7:40pm video discussion with Lord Martin Rees.
Lord Martin Rees
Martin achieved many discoveries in astrophysics and astronomy including the origin of cosmic background radiation black holes, quasars, and gamma ray bursts. Martin is Astronomer Royal, was Master of Trinity College, and President of the Royal Society. Over his long career and today, Martin had and has many important leadership positions, and has received many prizes and distinctions.
Recently Martin founded the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University: https://www.cser.ac.uk, where Martin is studying fundamental threats and risks to humanity and us humans on planet earth:
More about Martin:
and you can find some of Martin’s books here on Amazon:
Martin’s talk at the House of Lords on “Technology & environmental stresses in 2050 and beyond”
and you can find many of Martin’s public lectures on YouTube:
If you are Trinity College Cambridge Fellow or member living in or visiting Japan please join us. To register, or for any enquiries contact us here:
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