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Posted on 1 February 2018 | 1:59 am
How the Universe Got Its Bounce Back -
Quanta MagazineHow the Universe Got Its Bounce BackQuanta MagazineIn the 1960s, the British physicists Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking proved a set of so-called “singularity theorems” showing that, under very general conditions, contracting matter and energy will unavoidably crunch into an immeasurably dense point ...
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 1:55 pm
Bedales to celebrate 125th birthday with
Petersfield PostBedales to celebrate 125th birthday with events, talks and a walkPetersfield PostIt was housed in a rented building called Bedales at Lindfield, near Haywards Heath in Sussex. The first pupils to attend were one 12-year-old and two 14-year-old boys. Five years later, in 1898, the first girls joined the school, and Mr and Mrs Badley ...and more »
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 5:01 am
Does general relativity violate determinism
physicsworld.comDoes general relativity violate determinism inside charged black holes?physicsworld.comUnder certain extreme conditions Einstein's general theory of relativity seems to violate determinism, according to an international team of physicists. The group has shown that in a universe expanding under the influence of the cosmological constant ...
Posted on 29 January 2018 | 8:19 am
Decode and decipher artificial intelligence
YourStory.comDecode and decipher artificial intelligence with these 6 booksYourStory.comThe Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and The Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose. In this engaging book, Roger Penrose - a renowned physicist and winner, with Stephen Hawking, of the prestigious Wolf prize - teaches us that there are some ...
Posted on 28 January 2018 | 2:24 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