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Sir Roger Penrose

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Hi all,

I thought I'd make a few threads dedicated to great men who have shaped our world, Feynman, Dirac, Gauss, Bohr, their names might not be as well known as Beckham, Ronaldo and Simon Cowell but their work is infinitely more important imho.

This particular thread will be to discuss the work of Stephen Hawking's best mate - Sir Roger Penrose. I'll post a few of his vids from around the net. Interestingly he doesn't quite agree with String Theory, I think I prefer his explanation for the start of the universe too.


Roger Penrose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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 has received a number of prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their contribution to our understanding of the universe.[1] 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 philosopher.



Roger Penrose: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy


[video=youtube;iPnXsI5DUDY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPnXsI5DUDY[/video]

[video=youtube;andTUow31eE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=andTUow31eE[/video]

[video=youtube;4BtYn2Wde4o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BtYn2Wde4o&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;zVTCaaP5Y0s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTCaaP5Y0s&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;bQNUwHnQzvA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQNUwHnQzvA&feature=related[/video]

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[video=youtube;afsd3_PJais]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afsd3_PJais&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;UMi_QB0vWC0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMi_QB0vWC0&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;tiRy07yweA0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiRy07yweA0&feature=related[/video]

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DC
 
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I hope that one day soon he will speculate on the singularity as being a point in space/time that is connected to other dimensions. A hole or gateway of some kind...
 
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I'll post a few more of his vids on here in time. Watched a few of the above but I'm afraid it's rather technical, I'll probably have to play them again.

I hope that one day soon he will speculate on the singularity as being a point in space/time that is connected to other dimensions. A hole or gateway of some kind...
He does mention White Holes, which are Black Holes in reverse or something.
 
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BBC - Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Sir Roger Penrose

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the mathematician Sir Roger Penrose. His prize-winning work with Stephen Hawking on the nature of black holes brought his name to public attention in the 1960s. Since then he has made a controversial contribution to the debate over human consciousness and whether or not computers will ever be able to mimic the workings of the human mind.

DIDA: Sir Roger Penrose | Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005 | Audio podcast episode | Podcast-directory.co.uk - your podcast directory with English video and audio podcasts
 

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