Sir Martin Rees presents scientific evidence that our vast universe may be only a grain of sand on the infinite cosmic shore. It is now widely accepted that our universe exploded around 15 billion years ago from an unimaginably energetic initial event: the big bang. As the primordial material expanded and cooled it evolved into the exquisite patterns of stars and galaxies we now observe.
Martin Rees is a leading researcher on cosmic evolution black holes and galaxies. He has himself originated many key ideas and brings a unique perspective to themes discussed in this book. He is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge Currently Rees later became Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge (1992–2003) and then professor of cosmology and astrophysics in 2002. In 1992 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on September 20, 1997 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com