Roger Penrose facts for kids
Roger Penrose  

Penrose in 2011


Born  8 August 1931 Colchester, England 
Residence  England 
Nationality  British 
Fields  Mathematical physics, tessellations 
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Doctoral advisor  John A. Todd 
Other academic advisors  W. V. D. Hodge 
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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

Oil painting by Urs Schmid (1995) of a Penrose tiling using fat and thin rhombi.
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