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Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose at Stellenbosch
11 August 2009

Presenting a talk: Before the Big Bang?

Sir Roger Penrose, OM, FRS (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist and Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. He is renowned for his work in mathematical physics, in particular his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He is also a recreational mathematician and amateur philosopher.
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Some links:
Before the Big Bang
: An Outrageous New Perspective and Its Implications for Particle Physics (pdf)
Lectures (see and listen):
Aeons Before the Big Bang? Lecture of 24 Mar 2009  Full video found at http://hdl.handle.net/1853/27632
Listen to the lecture and see his illustrations:
Before the Big Bang? A new perspective on the Weyl curvature hypothesis
Science and the Mind

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Before the Big Bang?
Before the Big Bang?
Clocks in Relativity
Clocks in Relativity
Remote future
Remote future
Hawking Black hole evaporation
Hawking Black hole evaporation
Rather 'pop' than 'bang'
Conformal Cyclic Cosmology
Conformal Cyclic Cosmology
Pattern of ripples
Pattern of ripples


A squeezed circle with ripples?
A squeezed circle with ripples?

Some of his books
Titles link to kalahari.net descriptions. Find them also at Amazon

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

(with Malcolm Longair)
The Nature of Space and Time
The Nature of Space and Time

(with Stephen Hawking)
The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness
Shadows of the Mind:
A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness
Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields
Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields
Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 2, Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry
Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 2, Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry
MR Tompkins in Paperback: Comprising 'mr Tompkins in Wonderland' and 'mr Tompkins Explores the Atom'
MR Tompkins in Paperback: Comprising 'mr Tompkins in Wonderland' and 'mr Tompkins Explores the Atom

(with George Gamow, McLerran)
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

(with Martin Gardner)
 

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