Interview with Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal (SYP UK)

Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK’s Niamh Healy caught up with Prof. Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, to discuss the ethical and social aspects of science and technology.

Questions covered:

• Why should scientists engage with the public?

• How can scientists influence public policy on key issues like climate change?

• What new ethical dilemmas are prompted by recent developments in science and technology?

This interview is part of SYP UK’s ongoing Project on Ethical Science.

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