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Sir Roger Penrose Lecture

"Seeing Through the Big Bang into Another World?"

Date: Monday, April 07, 2014
Location: Presentation Theater

Sir Roger Penrose is internationally renowned for his pioneering and influential work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. 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.

Penrose's books have been New York Times best sellers, including The Emperor's New Mind (1989) and The Road to Reality (2004), both of which have been translated into numerous languages. Most recently, his Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe (2012) details the radical new theory of the universe that he will describe in his USF lecture.

Currently, he serves as the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, as an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, and, most recently, as a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow (2013-2015).