Martin Rees: Chapters in books and longer popular articles
The origin of galaxies, Scientific American, June 1970 (with J. Silk).
The far future, in Cosmology Now, ed. L. John, p.127 (BBC Publications 1973).
Rotation in astrophysics, Scientific American, February 1972 (with F. Pacini).
'Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies': introductory sections (Salvat Editores 1974).
The expanding universe, in Physics, by P.A. Tipler, p.631 (Worth publishers 1975).
Framtidens kosmologi maste skada bakat, Forskrung & framsteg, 2, 43 (1976) (with B.J.T. Jones).
The 13 billion year bang. New Scientist, 72, 512 (1976) (20th Anniversary issue).
ESA Science Programme: plans and prospects. ESA Journal 2, 1 (1978).
Galactic nuclei and quasars, New Scientist, 80, 188 (1978)
Are galaxies here to stay? Astronomy, 6, No. 7 p.50 (with V. Trinmble).
Galaxies and Quasars, in Problems of Cosmos, (Encyclopaedia Italiana).
Galaxies and their Nuclei, in State of the Universe, ed. G. Bath (OUP).
Quasars and gravitation, Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, ed.G. Tauber, p.223 (Crown Publishers).
The Fate of the Universe. Science Age, 1, parts 1 and 2 (Aug. & Sept. 1983).
The Constants of Nature. Radio documentary Script and Listener, article.
'Cosmology', essay review in The Dynamic Universe, by T.P. Snow (West Publishers).
The search for black holes, in Science & Technology in Europe, ed. Nigel Calder.
Origin of the Universe, in Origins, (Darwin Lectures) ed. A.C. Fabian (CUP) [abridged version in Cambridge Review, March 1986].
Our Universe and Others: the limits of space, time and physics; 'Possible Worlds: Proc. Nobel symposium 1986'. Ed. B. Allan.
'The Big Bang': chapter in Mitchell Beezley Encyclopaedia of Astronomy (1987).
II Principo anthropico Nuevo Secondaria, Editrice La Scuola June 1986.
Anthropic Astronomy in New Scientist, 1987 (August 8th).
Black holes, galactic evolution and Cosmic Coincidence. In Indian Science Congress 75 anniversary volume (INSA proceedings; 54, 216 (1988)) modified version in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 14, 148 (1989).
'Contemplating the Cosmos' in Passion for Science, p.25-37, eds. L. wolpert and A. Richards, 1988 (OUP).
A walk in the Lyman forest. New Scientist, July 21 1988, p.57 (with J. Gribbin).
Black holes in galactic centres. Scientific American, November 1990 p.56.
Chapter in 'Origins', ed. A.P. Lightman pp. 154-170 (Harvard UP).
'Cosmic Coincidences', New Scientist, 13 Jan. 1990, p.51 (with J. Gribbin).
De toekomst van het Heelal. Chapter in 'Het Heelal', ed. H. van Woerden, p. 111 (de Feniks).
The future of the astrophysics from space. Lecture at Reimer Lust Retirement Symposium (ESA SP-325, p25 (1991)).
Expandiert das Universum immer weiter? Lettre International 11, (Autumn 1990) p. 77-82.
Origin of the Universe. In "Images of the Universe", ed C. Scott, p 215-235. (CUP).
Will the Universe expand for ever? Mem. Soc. Astron. Ital. 62, 653 (1991).
From a "Simple" big bang to a complex cosmos. Chapter in Du Kosmologie der Gegenwart ed G Borner et al. (Serie Piper) pp33-64
From the big bang to a complex cosmos: galaxies, black holes and dark matter. Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 137, 545 (1993).
Can science answer every question? In "How Things Are", ed. J Brockman and K Mason, pp295-301 (Morrow).
Evolution of the Universe. In "Evolution" ed. A C Fabian, pp136-160 (CUP)
An Ensemble of Universes, The Third Culture, (pp 262-284) ed. J Brockman (Simon & Schuster 1995)
How much cosmology should you believe? Proceedings of Royal Institution Vol 67 (OUP) 43
Discovery and Invention (B.A. Presidential Lecture) 1995, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 20, 281 (1995). Reprinted in Current Science 71, 148 (1996).
Anthropic Reasoning: clues to a fundamental theory. Complexity, 3. 17-21 (1997)
Life, time and matters of gravity. In "En Kreators Jankevarld" eds. K. Ahrland and E. Hues, pp 168-185 (Ekerlids Forlag, 1996).
The role of astronomy in education and 'public understanding' in New Trends in Astronomy Teaching (proc. IAU colloquium) ed L. Gouguenheim (CUP) pp 344-49 (1998).
Contribution to "S. Chandrasekhar: the man behind the legend". Ed K. C. Wali (I.C. press, London (1997) p183.
How much should you believe of what cosmologists say? Rep. Sup. Acad. Lincei 97, 23-39 (1996).
Some Cambridge contributions to astronomy and cosmology. In "Cambridge Contributions" ed. S. Ormrod pp 1-20 (C.U.P) 1998.
Stars, life and the cosmos (Letture Galileiane) Nuncius 12, 291 (1997).
Atoms, star and the cosmos. Incarta Encyclopaedia (Webster/ Microsoft).
The epoch of galaxy formation in Emergence of Complexity, ed. B. Pullman pp 217-234 (Pont. Acad. Sci.) (1996).
Black Holes. In "Astronomy" (July 1998) pp68-74
"Understanding the Beginning and the End", in The Story of Time, ed. K Lippencott (Merrell Holberton) pp 284-288.
"Life in our universe and others: a cosmological perspective" in Other Worlds, ed S Dick (Templeton)
Our concepts of the cosmos: progress, prospects and mysteries, in "Useful Knowledge" ed A.G. Bearn, pp11-21 Amer. Phil. Soc. Millennium conference proceedings
Emergence of complexity in the universe. In "Changing Concepts of Nature", pp 23-37 Proc. Pontifical Academy of Sci
Our Universe. Leverhulme Lecture (Liverpool University)
Six Numbers Prometheus 4, 20-25 (2000)
Is Earth Unique? Astronomy 29, No. 3 54-59 (2001)
Expanding horizons: progress and prospects in astronomy and cosmology. In "Frontiers of the Mind in the 21st Century" (Library of Congress Millennium Conference) (Harvard U P in press)
Some millennial thoughts on cosmology. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 24, 261-268 (1999)
Exploring our universe and others. Scientific American Dec. 1999 pp44-49
Just 6 Numbers, Astronomy Now, July 2000 pp 54-60
Understanding the beginning and the end. In "The Age of the Earth", ed. C L E Lewis & S J Knell. Geol. Soc. Special Publication 190, 275-283.
Die evolution hat noch kaum begonnen. Du July-August 2001, pp 51-55
Life in our universe and others. In "When Worlds Converge" ed. C Matthews, pp 22-40
Cosmological Challenges. In "The Next 50 Years", ed J Brockman (Vintage, US), pp18-32 (2002)
Other Universes: a scientific perspective. In "Teleological Arguments and Modern Science", ed N A Manson (Routledge) (2003).
Atomos y vida en nuesto universo y en ostros. In "Ciencia & Sociedad", ed J A Sobrino et al. pp 109-136 (2001, Fundacion SCH)
Super Star. Mined 2, 454-467 (2001)
The Science of Eternity. In "Prospect" Jan 2002, pp 60-65
Science, the media, and the public. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 27, No. 1 pp 10-12 (2002)
How the cosmic dark age ended. Science 295, 50-53 (2002)
A space of one's own. In "Frontiers 01" ed. T. Radford
(Atlantic Books) pp 28-42
Our Complex Cosmos and its Future. In "The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology" ed G W Gibbons et al. (CUP)
Living in a Multiverse. In The Far Future Universe (ed G F R Ellis) pp 65-88 Templeton Press (2002)
Our Cosmic Habitat, Irish Pages, 2, 74-85 (2003)
Fred Hoyle: Introduction. Chapter in memorial volume, edited by D O Gough (CUP,2005)
Fine tuning in living systems. International Journal of Biology. 2, 79-86 (2003) with B J Carr
Our changing cosmic perspective and the scope and limits of physical laws. In
"Meeting the Challenge of the Future", ed. W. Ruegy, pp 7-19 (L.S. Olschki Editore) (2003)
A look ahead. In "New Humanism" ed J Brockman pp 353-63 (Barnes & Noble) (2003)
Explaining the Universe. In "Explanation", ed J Cornwell pp 39-66 (OUP)
Field Guide to the Invisible Universe. Discover 24, No. 12, pp 42-47 (with P Natarajan)
Andere Universen - Eine-wissenschaftliche Perspektive. In "Im Anfang" ed T D Wabbel, pp 45-59 (Patmos Verlag) (2004)
Cosmic Time. In "About Time", ed T Aldrich (Greenleaf Publications) pp 14-26 (2005)
Chapter in "Talking Science" ed A Hart-Davis (pp 217-239) (Wiley 2005)
"Cosmology and the Multiverse" in "Universe or Multiverse?", ed. B J Carr (CUP 2007)
Introduction (and contributions as Editor-in-Chief) to "Universe" (Dorling Kindersley,2005)
From confusion to consensus in cosmology. Proc. Pont. Acad. Sci. (in press)
Science: its dangers and its public. In "What Scientists Think" ed J Stangroom (Routledge 2005) pp 169-182
Anthropic reasoning. "Science" 309 1022 (2005) with M Livio
21st Century Science: prospects, threats and ethical challenges. Rotblat Memorial Lecture (on www.edge.org; shortened version in Guardian, 10 June 2006).
Anniversary address 2006. "Notes and Records of the Royal Society"
61, 75-83 (2007)
How will civilisation survive the 21st century? "Current Science" (in press)
Introduction: recent developments in the study of gamma-ray
bursts. In Gamma-Ray bursts, eds A Wells, R A M J Wijers and M
J Rees. (Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc.) 365, 1854, 1111-1119
Inspiring Britain's Scientists, SSAT 37th annual lecture, 25 May
Keynote Lecture, 7th Astrobiology Conference, April 2008
Unser fragile planet, Lettre International, 81, 181-86
Introductory chapter in "Global Catastrophic Risks", ed N Bostrom and
M Cirkovic (OUP 2008)
Anniversary address 2007 "Notes and Records of the Royal
Socieity" 62, 211-221 (2008)
Science: the coming century, New York Review of Books November 2008 pp
From a 'simple' big bang to our complex cosmos. In "Scientific
Insights into the Evolution of the Universe and of Life" pp 34-45
(Vatican publications (2009)
Perspectives on our cosmic habitat. In 'The Role of Astronomy in
Society and Culture,edited by D Valls-Gabaud, pp 11-22 (CUP),
The Challenges to Science, Athenaeum (2008)
Anniversary Address 2008, "Notes and Records of Royal
Society" 63 183-190 (2009)
Cosmology and relativistic astrophysics in Cambridge. In "Finding the Big
Bang" eds P. Peebles, L. Page and B. Partridge pp 219-225 (CUP 2009)
Mathematics: the one truly universal language. "New Scientist", 16
Looking 50 years ahead. In "Seeing Further", ed B Bryson, pp 468-485
Anniversary Address 2009, "Notes and Records of Royal
Society" 64 163 (2010)
Evolution and Emergence: Introductory Perspective. European
Journal 18 279-286 (2010)
Scientific steps to nuclear disarmament. "Nature" 465 290
(2010) with N Davison and B Koppelman
Address for 350th anniversary of Royal Society. "Notes and Records of
the Royal Society", 64, 217-227 (2010)
A new way of doing science. Prospect, October 2010
Anniversary Address 2010. "Notes and Records of the Royal Society"
65, 197-205 (2011)
Universities in a networked world, "Politeia" publication (2012)
One Universe or many? "Prospect", May 2012
To the ends of the universe. In "Starships", ed G and J Benford (in
Preface to 'George Lemaitre: Life, Science and Legacy', eds R Holder and S Mitton (Springer,
Our Final Century "Astronomy" (June 2013)
Preface to "Scepticism - Hero and Villain" ed R Calne and W O'Reilly
Life in the Cosmos: from Big Bang to Biospheres. Manchester Memoirs
150, 169-180 (2013)
A Cosmic Perspective on the Environment. "Environmental Law
Association Journal" (2013)
Promoting Knowledge, Imparting Enthusiasm (Presidential Lecture at
ASE) SSR 94, 29-36
We kunnen niet alles weten, maar wel onderzoeken, "Nexus" 66,
Cosmology and particle physics. "European Review" 23
Existential Threats, proc PAS/PASS conference on "Sustainable
The world in 2050. New Statesman, 5 December (2014).
Stephen Hawking's life is a triumph of intellect over adversity. "New
Statesman" (Jan 21, 2015)
Neighbourhood watch. "Wired" 116-123 (April 2015)