Stephen Hawking awarded Imperial College
Imperial College LondonStephen Hawking awarded Imperial College London's highest honourImperial College London“With Roger Penrose he showed how Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied that space and time would have their beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes. This work revealed that black holes and the early universe were the key ...
Posted on 17 July 2017 | 7:45 am
Creating a cosmic symphony: pioneering
Imperial College LondonCreating a cosmic symphony: pioneering theorist Mike Duff on uniting physicsImperial College LondonA glance down the list of previous winners leaves little doubt as to the esteem of this award – with names including Stephen Hawking, Sir Rudolph Peierls, Sir Peter Higgs, Sir Roger Penrose, Sir Michael Berry, John Stewart Bell and Imperial's Sir John ...
Posted on 13 July 2017 | 4:07 am
Religion: God expresses his consciousness
Religion: God expresses his consciousness through loveWaco Tribune-HeraldOthers who support the idea that the universe is conscious of itself include David Chalmers, a New York University philosopher and cognitive scientist, neuroscientist Chistof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science and British physicist Sir Roger ...and more »
Posted on 30 June 2017 | 10:11 pm
Physicist wants to find out if the entire
Physicist wants to find out if the entire universe is consciousMINAAs absurd as the theory sounds, it has several prominent adherents, including British theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, who introduced panpsychism three decades ago. Penrose believed consciousness arises from the properties of quantum ...
Posted on 30 June 2017 | 6:52 pm
Nil Communication: How to Send a Message
Scientific AmericanNil Communication: How to Send a Message without Sending Anything at AllScientific AmericanSir Roger Penrose, the noble mathematical physicist, called their insight a counterfactual. But the thought experiment is not counter to established fact. Evert du Marchie van Voorthuysen demonstrated interaction-free measurements using inexpensive ...
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:03 am
Exxopolis to shed light on festival
The main dome was inspired by an English cathedral and features 10 ‘stained-glass windows', with designs based on Penrose tiling discovered by English mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose. Tunnels connect the domes and the construction includes pods ...
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 6:32 am
MC Escher’s impossible dreams
By the 1950s, Escher’s vision had attracted the attention of leading mathematicians such as HSM Coxeter and Roger Penrose. After the pair corresponded about infinity in 1957, Coxeter used Escher’s illustrations in a lecture on crystal symmetry.
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 3:20 pm
Checking Back In On The Transbay Transit
The interlocking diamond pattern of the perforations is derived from the work of 1970s British mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, and is meant to take on the appearance of a continuous pattern despite being composed of 6-foot-by-6-foot panels.
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 1:01 pm
Roger Penrose on his friend MC Escher: the
As the first British show by artist MC Escher opens, the physicist Roger Penrose tells The Times how he befriended the artist You might not immediately recall the artist, but the precise, beautifully drawn, unsettling work of Maurits Cornelis Escher is ...
Posted on 23 June 2015 | 10:01 am
The Danger of Artificial Stupidity
3) Computers lack mathematical insight: in his book The Emperor’s New Mind, the Oxford mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose deployed Gödel’s first incompleteness theorem to argue that, in general, the way mathematicians provide their ...
Posted on 9 March 2015 | 7:41 am