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Penrose, Roger

Works: 327 works in 1,328 publications in 18 languages and 26,430 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Fiction  Science fiction  Art  Documentary films  Popular works  Essays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Thesis advisor, wpr, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
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The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics by Roger Penrose( Book )

133 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine
The nature of space and time by Stephen Hawking( Book )

102 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Two of the world's most famous physicists--Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose--disagree on this. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with a final debate, all originally presented at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.--From publisher description
The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

66 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to the universe aims to provide a comprehensive account of our present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It attempts to convey an overall understanding--a feeling for the deep beauty and philosophical connotations of the subject, as well as of its intricate logical interconnections. While a work of this nature is challenging, no particular mathematical knowledge is assumed, the early chapters providing the essential background for the physical theories described in the remainder of the book. There is also enough descriptive material to carry the less mathematically inclined reader through, as well as some 450-500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cutting-edge science is fundamentally inaccessible
Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by Roger Penrose( Book )

65 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penrose contends that some aspects of the human mind lie beyond computation. This is not a religious argument (that the mind is something other than physical) nor is it based on the brain's vast complexity (the weather is immensely complex, says Penrose, but it is still a computable thing, at least in theory). Instead, he provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation - and will find no explanation in terms of present-day science. To illuminate what he believes this "something" might be, and to suggest where a new physics must proceed so that we may understand it, Penrose cuts a wide swathe through modern science, providing penetrating looks at everything from Turing computability and Godel's incompleteness, via Schrodinger's Cat and the Elitzur-Vaidman bomb-testing problem, to detailed microbiology
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking book providing a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is the universe's ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that all matter will eventually thin out to zero density, with huge black holes finally evaporating away into massless energy. Roger Penrose--one of the most innovative mathematicians of our time--turns around this predominant picture of the universe's "heat death," arguing how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the "Big Bang" of a new one. Along the way to this remarkable cosmological picture, Penrose sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of our universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes. Intellectually thrilling and accessible, Cycles of Time is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers"--Provided by publisher
A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation by Hector Zenil( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, with a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature. It focuses on two main questions: What is computation? How does nature compute? The contributors are world-renowned experts who have helped shape a cutting-edge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational concepts to pragmatic models to ontological conceptions and philosophical implications. The volume provides a state-of-the-art collection of technical papers and non-technical essays
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors
Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and best-selling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas--string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology ... The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures."--Jacket
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( Book )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the two volumes that comprise this work Roger Penrose and Wolfgang Rindler introduce the calculus of 2-spinors and the theory of twistors, and discuss in detail how these powerful and elegant methods may be used to elucidate the structure and properties of space-time. In volume 1, Two-spinor calculus and relativistic fields, the calculus of 2-spinors is introduced and developed. Volume 2, Spinor and twistor methods in space-time geometry, introduces the theory of twistors, and studies in detail how the theory of twistors and 2-spinors can be applied to the study of space-time. This work will be of great value to all those studying relativity, differential geometry, particle physics and quantum field theory from beginning graduate students to experts in these fields
The best writing on mathematics, 2013 by Mircea Pitici( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Among others, Philip Davis offers a panoramic view of mathematics in contemporary society; Terence Tao discusses aspects of universal mathematical laws in complex systems; Ian Stewart explains how in mathematics everything arises out of nothing; Erin Maloney and Sian Beilock consider the mathematical anxiety experienced by many students and suggest effective remedies; Elie Ayache argues that exchange prices reached in open market transactions transcend the common notion of probability. Includes a foreword by esteemed mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici.--Provided by publisher
White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by Tom Jefferies, the colonists on Mars struggle to survive and thrive when all contact is cut off with EUPACUS, as the industrialized nations of Earth are know
Analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical relativity by J Frauendiener( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a representative collection of surveys by experts in mathematical relativity writing about the status of, and problems in, their fields. This book includes four contributions for each of the mathematical areas: differential geometry and differential topology, analytical methods and differential equations, and numerical methods
Techniques of differential topology in relativity by Roger Penrose( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum concepts in space and time( Book )

17 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium by Chris J Isham( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lectures by Chen Ning Yang( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantastic world of M.C. Escher by Michele Emmer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through colleagues' accounts and computer animated recreations of his work, this documentary explores the genius of the Dutch graphic artist. Learn about the man behind the intricate and mysterious designs and his sources of inspiration for them
Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time by Richard P Feynman( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics. In Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, taken from these famous lectures, Feynman delves into one of the most revolutionary discoveries in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's theory of relativity. The idea that the flow of time is not constant, that the mass of an object depends on its velocity, and that the speed of light is a constant no matter what the motion of the observer, at first seemed shocking to scientists and laymen alike. But as Feynman shows, these tricky ideas are not merely dry principles of physics, but things of beauty and elegance. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Not-So-Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible physicists of all times
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The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics
The nature of space and timeThe road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universeShadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousnessThe large, the small, and the human mindCycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universeSpinors and space-timeSpinors and space-timeWhite Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia
Alternative Names
Ball, Rouse.

Penrose R.

Penrose R. 1931-

Penrose, R. (Roger)

Penrose, Roger

Penrose, Roger Sir 1931-

Penrouz, R.

Penrouz, Rodžer 1931-

Rodžers Penrouzs

Roger Penrose angla fizikisto

Roger Penrose britisk fysikar og matematikar

Roger Penrose britisk fysiker og matematiker

Roger Penrose Brits wiskundige

Roger Penrose brittisk fysiker och matematiker

Roger Penrose englischer Mathematiker und theoretischer Physiker

Roger Penrose English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher

Roger Penrose fisico, matematico e filosofo britannico

Roger Penrose físico matemático y filósofo inglés

Roger Penrose fizyk i matematyk angielski

Roger Penrose physicien et mathématicien britannique

Rogerius Penrose

Пенроуз, Р

Пенроуз, Р. (Роджер), 1931-

Пенроуз, Роджер

Пенроуз, Роджер, 1931-

Роджер Пенроуз английский учёный, активно работающий в различных областях математики, общей теории относительности и квантовой теории

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Рожер Пенроуз

Роџер Пенроуз англиски математичар и физичар

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רוג'ר פנרוז סופר בריטי

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펜로즈, 로저 1931-

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