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Posted on 7 June 2018 | 10:54 am
Photo of the week - Times of Malta
Times of MaltaPhoto of the weekTimes of MaltaSir Roger Penrose standing on a floor with a Penrose tiling in the foyer of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, US, in 2010. Penrose is also widely known for his work in general relativity and cosmology ...
Posted on 3 June 2018 | 2:26 am
Can bees do maths? - Times of Malta
Times of MaltaCan bees do maths?Times of MaltaA Penrose tiling, named after Sir Roger Penrose (b.1931) (see Photo of the Week), is a tessellation of the plane using a set of tiles in such a way that the design obtained is non-periodic, that is, a shifted copy of the tiling never matches the ...
Posted on 3 June 2018 | 2:26 am
Hula hoops transform former UA astronomy
Arizona Daily StarHula hoops transform former UA astronomy student into cirque performerArizona Daily StarAmong the attendees was one of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking's collaborators, Roger Penrose. “I got to meet him and he loved the show. It was really cool,” Cortes said with a smile. Cortes was glad to have her first audience be a room of ...
Posted on 24 May 2018 | 12:11 pm
Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to
Quanta MagazineMathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black HolesQuanta MagazineThe strong cosmic censorship conjecture was proposed in 1979 by the influential physicist Roger Penrose. It was meant as a way out of a trap. For decades, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity had reigned as the best scientific description of ...
Posted on 17 May 2018 | 9:05 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