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Roger Penrose



Penrose in 2011


Born  Colchester, England

8 August 1931
Nationality  British 
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Known for 

Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematical physics, tessellations 
Institutions 

Thesis  Tensor Methods in Algebraic Geometry (1958) 
Doctoral advisor  John A. Todd 
Other academic advisors  W. V. D. Hodge 
Doctoral students 

Influenced 

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.

WMAP image of the (extremely tiny) anisotropies in the cosmic background radiation
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