Martin Rees: ‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ podcast

Photograph of Lord Rees of Ludlow Martin Rees

Martin Rees, a former President of the Royal Society, is one of the most accomplished cosmologists of the past half-century. Although he has an enviable reputation for his careful, conservative interpretation of astronomical data, he was one of the pioneers of the multiverse concept, much derided by critics. In this interview, he talks about his career, the development of cosmology over the past few decades, and the state of fundamental research in physics.

This and the other interviews in the series – given to Graham by world-class mathematicians and physicists, and by other distinguished thinkers – are available on the podcast The Universe Speaks in Numbers. The podcast complements Graham’s eponymous book.