Vatican stargazers look for divine
STLtoday.comVatican stargazers look for divine inspiration | Religion | stltoday.comSTLtoday.comCASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy • In a forgotten corner of the pope's sprawling summer estate at Castel Gandolfo in the hills outside Rome, an unusual group of ...and more »
Posted on 26 May 2017 | 3:51 pm
Catholic Priests Find Science Behind the
SojournersCatholic Priests Find Science Behind the Stars at the Vatican ObservatorySojournersPope Francis personally greeted the 35 participants, who included the 1999 Nobel laureate in physics, Gerald 't Hooft from the Netherlands; British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose; and Renata Kallosh, a theoretical physicist from Stanford University.
Posted on 25 May 2017 | 1:44 pm
Meet the Biggest Censor of All: the Universe
Inside Science News ServiceMeet the Biggest Censor of All: the UniverseInside Science News ServiceProposed in 1969 by famous British theoretical physicist Roger Penrose, the conjecture argues that no singularities -- except that of the Big Bang -- can be observed from the rest of space-time. Therefore, Penrose believes that if singularities existed ...
Posted on 18 May 2017 | 2:25 pm
Arguments why God (very probably) exists -
Philippine StarArguments why God (very probably) existsPhilippine StarIn 2004 the great British physicist Roger Penrose put forward a vision of a universe composed of three independently existing worlds—mathematics, the material world and human consciousness. As Penrose acknowledged, it was a complete puzzle to him ...
Posted on 15 May 2017 | 5:46 pm
Naked singularity might evade cosmic censor
Science NewsNaked singularity might evade cosmic censorScience NewsBut black holes' singularities are hidden by an event horizon, which encompasses a region around the singularity from which light can't escape. The cosmic censorship conjecture, put forth in 1969 by mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose, proposes ...
Posted on 15 May 2017 | 6:05 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