Roger Penrose
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Sir Roger Penrose is renowned for his contributions to mathematical physics, especially in the areas of general relativity and cosmology. He is particularly well known for the invention of twistor theory in 1967 and for the discovery of Penrose tilings in 1974.

Penrose attended University College School and University College London, where he studied Mathematics, before earning a PhD from Cambridge University. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including the Wolf Prize for Physics in 1988, the De Morgan Medal in 2004 and the Copley Medal in 2008.

Penrose is currently Francis and Helen Pentz Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University and Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.


Lectures:

invited talk
flag The Problem of Modelling the Mathematical Mind
as author at  Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester, 2012,
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  panel
locked flag The Big Questions in Computation, Intelligence and Life
as author at  Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester, 2012,
together with: Barry Cooper (moderator), Samson Abramsky, Ronald J. Brachman, Carole Goble, Martin Davis, Moshe Y. Vardi, George Ellis, Hans Meinhardt, Bertrand Meyer,
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panel
flag The Big Questions in Computation, Intelligence and Life
as author at  Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester, 2012,
4345 views
  lecture
flag Mathematical Properties of Black Holes and Colliding Plane Waves
as author at  The 100th anniversary of the birth of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Chandrasekhar Centennial Symposium 2010 - Chicago,
together with: Abhay V. Ashtekar (introducer),
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