Rees (rēz), Martin John Baron Rees. Born 1942.
British astrophysicist known for his wide-ranging contributions to theories about the structure and evolution of the universe, especially his work on quasars, black holes, and galactic nuclei.
(click for a larger image)Lord Martin Rees
photographed c. 2006
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