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# Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose, mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science, is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, as well as an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. Penrose is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity theory and cosmology, most notably for his work on black holes and the Big Bang.

He has received several 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.

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1 | Strachey: school master, language designer, colleague | In this panel discussion, three people who knew Christopher Strachey in different contexts talk about their memories of him. | Roger Penrose, Michael Jackson, David Hartley | 26 Jun 2017 | |

2 | Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe | What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, scientists are immune to trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? | Roger Penrose | 19 Oct 2016 | |

3 | M. C. Escher - Artist, Mathematician, Man | M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician's (and hippie's) favourite artist. But why? And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius? | Roger Penrose, Jon Chapman, Alain Goriely, Clem Hitchcock | 28 Oct 2015 | |

4 | Narrative & Proof: Two Sides of the Same Equation | One of the UK's leading scientists, Marcus du Sautoy, argues that mathematical proofs are not just number-based, but also a form of narrative. | Marcus du Sautoy, Roger Penrose, Laura Marcus, Ben Okri | 22 Jan 2015 | |

5 | Forbidden Crystal Symmetry: Mathematics and architecture | World-renowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, or 6-fold. | Roger Penrose | 04 Dec 2014 | |

6 | Forbidden Crystal Symmetry: Mathematics and architecture | World-renowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, or 6-fold. | Roger Penrose | 02 Oct 2014 | |

7 | Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges - part one | These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. | Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges | 18 Jun 2014 | |

8 | Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges - part two | These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. | Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges | 18 Jun 2014 | |

9 | Creative Commons | Consciousness and Computability | Prof. Sir Roger Penrose on the idea of artificial intelligence and whether consciousness can be replicated by a computer - a discussion of new physics which may take us closer to explaining the mind. | Roger Penrose, Ankita Anirban | 28 Aug 2012 |