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British astrophysicist Martin Rees, poses in central London,Tuesday April 5, 2011. Rees known for his theories on the origin and the destiny of the universe has been honored with one of the world's leading religion prizes. Martin Rees, a 68-year-old expert on the extreme physics of black holes and the Big Bang, is the recipient of the 2011 Templeton Prize, the John Templeton Foundation announced Wednesday April 6, 2011 . The 1 million pound ($1.6 million) award is among the world's most lucrative. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)