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Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose Born 8 August 1931 (1931-08-08) (age 80) Colchester, Essex, England Residence United Kingdom Canada (During WWII) Nationality British Fields Mathematical physics Mathematical sciences Institutions Bedford College, London St John's College, Cambridge Princeton University Syracuse University King’s College, London Birkbeck, University of London University of Oxford Alma mater University of Cambridge University College London University College School Doctoral advisor John A. Todd Other academic advisors William Hodge Doctoral students Richard Jozsa Richard S. Ward Andrew Hodges Asghar Qadir George Burnett-Stuart Matthew Ginsberg Adam Helfer Lane P. Hughston Peter Law Claude LeBrun Ross Moore Duncan Stone Tim Poston George Sparling K. Paul Tod Known for Twistor theory Geometry of spacetime Cosmic censorship Weyl curvature hypothesis Penrose inequalities Penrose interpretation of Quantum Theory Orch-OR Moore–Penrose pseudoinverse Newman-Penrose formalism Penrose tiling Penrose stairs Penrose graphical notation Influences Dennis W. Sciama Influenced Michael Atiyah Stuart Hameroff Notable awards Wolf Prize (1988) Dirac Medal (1989) Copley Medal (2008) Notes He is the brother of Jonathan Penrose and Oliver Penrose, and son of Lionel Penrose. He is the nephew of Roland Penrose. Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist and Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. He has received a number of prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their contribution to our understanding of the universe. He is renowned for his work in mathematical physics, in particular his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He is also a recreational mathematician and philosopher. Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} template or a tag; see the help page.
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