Sir Roger Penrose in Nov. 2005
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 is renowned for his work in Astrophysics, in particular his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He is also a recreational mathematician and philosopher.
Roger Penrose is the brother of mathematician Oliver Penrose and chess grandmaster Jonathan Penrose. He was born in Colchester, Essex, England.
Images for kids
Predicted view from outside the horizon of a black hole lit by a thin accretion disc
Oil painting by Urs Schmid (1995) of a Penrose tiling using fat and thin rhombi.
WMAP image of the (extremely tiny) anisotropies in the cosmic background radiation
Prof. Penrose at a conference.
Roger Penrose during a lecture