Lord Rees spoke at the Chatham House 'London Conference 2019: The Future of Humanity'
Lord Rees of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal and Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House
Lord Rees of Ludlow draws on themes from his recent book On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, in which he argues that humanity's prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.
He outlines how the future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges.
As a leading astrophysicist as well as a senior figure in UK science, he has conducted influential theoretical work on many diverse subjects, but especially on the evolution of the Universe.