Lord Martin Rees awarded Royal Society’s Copley Medal

Lord Martin Rees awarded Royal Society’s Copley Medal

Astronomer Royal, Professor Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM FRS MAE, has been awarded the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award.

Lord Rees joined our recent celebration to mark 30 years of the European Review, the journal of Academia Europaea, at Wolfson College Cambridge (July 2023). Lord Martin Rees (left) with AE Cardiff Hub Director, Ole Petersen CBE MAE ML FRS

The Royal Society has announced that the Copley Medal 2023 is awarded to internationally renowned cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees “for being arguably the most distinguished theoretical astrophysicist of his generation, responsible for numerous and varied conceptual breakthroughs, with influence spreading far beyond the specialist academic community.”

First awarded in 1731, the Copley Medal is the most prestigious award of the Royal Society, bestowed “for sustained, outstanding achievements in any field of science.” Previous winners include Sydney Brenner, Paul Nurse, Robert May, and Roger Penrose.

AE Cardiff congratulates Lord Rees on this outstanding achievement.

1st September 2023. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk

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