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Penrose, Roger

Works: 303 works in 1,242 publications in 16 languages and 25,733 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Fiction  Science fiction  Art  Documentary films  Popular works  Essays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, wpr, 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 )

152 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,497 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 road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,693 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
The nature of space and time by Stephen Hawking( Book )

97 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,290 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 large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,293 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 )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,257 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
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( Book )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 563 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
Quantum concepts in space and time( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniques of differential topology in relativity by Roger Penrose( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium by Christopher John Isham( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 375 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 bestselling 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. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to 'conformal cyclic cosmology,' an idea so fantastic that it could be called 'conformal crazy cosmology.' The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures"--Provided by publisher
The fantastic world of M.C. Escher by Michele Emmer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 338 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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycles of time : [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by Roger Penrose( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking book provides a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions and sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of the universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes
Analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical relativity by J Frauendiener( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 165 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
A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation by Hector Zenil( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 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, representing a field that assumes information and computation to be key in understanding and explaining the basic structure underpinning physical reality. It also includes a new edition of Konrad Zuse's "Calculating Space" (the MIT translation), and a panel discussion transcription on the topic, featuring worldwide experts in quantum mechanics, physics, cognition, computation and algorithmic complexity. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Alan M Turing - the inventor of universal computation, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and is part of the Turing Centenary celebrations
The geometric universe : science, geometry, and the work of Roger Penrose by S. A Huggett( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symposium "Geometric Issues in the Foundations of Science" was held over 5 days in June 1996 in St John's College Osford in honour of Prefessor Sir Roger Penrose in his 65th year
Complex geometry and mathematical physics : special volume on the occasion of the 60th birthday of R. Penrose( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best writing on mathematics, 2013 by Mircea Pitici( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here 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; and much, much more.In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a foreword by esteemed mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed
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The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics
Alternative Names
Ball, Rouse

Penrose R.

Penrose R. 1931-

Penrose, R. (Roger)

Penrose, Roger

Penrouz, R.

Penrouz, Rodžer 1931-

Rodžers Penrouzs

Roger Penrose britisk fysikar og matematikar

Roger Penrose britisk fysiker og matematiker

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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)

Пенроуз, Роджер

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

Роджър Пенроуз

Роџер Пенроуз англиски математичар и физичар

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רוג'ר פנרוז

רוג'ר פנרוז סופר בריטי

راجر پنروز ریاضی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان بریتانیایی

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ڕۆجە پێنرۆز

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ਰੋਜਰ ਪੈਨਰੋਜ਼

உரோசர் பென்ரோசு

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펜로즈, 로저 1931-

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The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universeThe nature of space and timeThe large, the small, and the human mindCycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universeSpinors and space-timeWhite Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopiaTechniques of differential topology in relativityHermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lectures