Templeton Foundation awards 2011 religion prize

“Templeton Prize surprises Cambridge astrophysicist Martin Rees” The Christian Science Monitor April 6, 2011

As the Master at Trinity College, one of Cambridge University’s top academic posts, Martin Rees attends chapel every week. He enjoys the choir and the readings from the King James Bible. He participates in the service, mainly out of respect for tradition. 

But Professor Rees, a world-renown astrophysicist, says he has no spiritual interest in the service. “I have no religious beliefs myself,” he says.

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