Penrose, Roger
Overview
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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Most widely held works about
Roger Penrose
 Road to reality with Roger Penrose by Paolo Aniello( )
 The geometric universe : science, geometry, and the work of Roger Penrose by S.A Huggett( Book )
 Ideas Roadshow : The Cyclic Universe( Visual )
 De la física a la mente : el proyecto filosófico de Roger Penrose by Rubén Herce Hernández( Book )
 Roger Penrose by Micah L Issitt( )
 Oral history interview with Basil J. Hiley by B. J Hiley( )
 Oral history interview with Don Page by Don N Page( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
 Oral history interview with Denis William Sciama by D. W Sciama( )
 Oral history interview with D.W. Sciama by D. W Sciama( )
 Oral history interview with Roger Penrose by Roger Penrose( )
 Penrose on artificial intelligence by Yorick Wilks( Book )
 Oral history interview with David Finkelstein by David Ritz Finkelstein( )
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 Searle and Penrose on the mind by Tyler Carlson( )
 by John Archibald Wheeler( )
 Oral history interview with Martin J. Rees by Martin J Rees( )
 Catalogue of the principal portion of the valuable library of the late Rev. Dr. Penrose ... : which will be sold by auction by Messrs. S. Leigh Sotheby and John Wilkinson ... on Wednesday, July 2d, 1851 by S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm)( Book )
 Catalogue of old English silver plate : the property of Mres. Penrose, Miss Ada Gawthrop ... and from various sources by Manson & Woods Christie( Book )
 Twistors :he of the rat gastndus / a new approach from Eddington to Penrose by G. C Holt( )
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Most widely held works by
Roger Penrose
The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics by
Roger Penrose(
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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
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(
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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 physicistsStephen Hawking and Roger Penrosedisagree 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
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 physicistsStephen Hawking and Roger Penrosedisagree 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(
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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 understandinga 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 450500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cuttingedge science is fundamentally inaccessible
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 understandinga 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 450500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cuttingedge science is fundamentally inaccessible
Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by
Roger Penrose(
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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 presentday 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 ElitzurVaidman bombtesting problem, to detailed microbiology
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 presentday 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 ElitzurVaidman bombtesting problem, to detailed microbiology
The large, the small, and the human mind by
Roger Penrose(
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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
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(
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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 Penroseone of the most innovative mathematicians of our timeturns 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
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 Penroseone of the most innovative mathematicians of our timeturns 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(
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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 worldrenowned experts who have helped shape a cuttingedge 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 stateoftheart collection of technical papers and nontechnical essays
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 worldrenowned experts who have helped shape a cuttingedge 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 stateoftheart collection of technical papers and nontechnical essays
Spinors and spacetime by
Roger Penrose(
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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 2spinors
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 2spinors
Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe by
Roger Penrose(
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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 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 areasstring 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
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 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 areasstring 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 spacetime by
Roger Penrose(
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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 2spinors 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 spacetime. In volume 1, Twospinor calculus and relativistic fields, the calculus of 2spinors is introduced and developed. Volume 2, Spinor and twistor methods in spacetime geometry, introduces the theory of twistors, and studies in detail how the theory of twistors and 2spinors can be applied to the study of spacetime. 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
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 2spinors 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 spacetime. In volume 1, Twospinor calculus and relativistic fields, the calculus of 2spinors is introduced and developed. Volume 2, Spinor and twistor methods in spacetime geometry, introduces the theory of twistors, and studies in detail how the theory of twistors and 2spinors can be applied to the study of spacetime. 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(
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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
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(
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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
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(
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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
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(
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28 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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28 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Quantum concepts in space and time(
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17 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium by
Chris J Isham(
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19 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermann Weyl, 18851985 : centenary lectures by
Chen Ning Yang(
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13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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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
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(
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8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six notsoeasy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and spacetime by
Richard P Feynman(
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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 NotSoEasy Pieces, taken from these famous lectures, Feynman delves into one of the most revolutionary discoveries in twentiethcentury 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 onenot even Einstein himselfexplained these difficult, antiintuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six NotSoEasy Pieces is the ideal introduction to fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible physicists of all times
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 NotSoEasy Pieces, taken from these famous lectures, Feynman delves into one of the most revolutionary discoveries in twentiethcentury 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 onenot even Einstein himselfexplained these difficult, antiintuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six NotSoEasy 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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 Hawking, Stephen 19422018 Author Contributor
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 Zenil, Hector Editor
 Sciama, D. W. (Dennis William) 1926 Author Editor
 Isham, C. J. Other Editor
 Pitici, Mircea 1965 Editor
 Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson) 19252017 Author
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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
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Роджър Пенроуз
Рожер 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
روجر بنروز
ڕۆجە پێنرۆز
রজার পেনরোজ
ਰੋਜਰ ਪੈਨਰੋਜ਼
உரோசர் பென்ரோசு
റോജർ പെൻറോസ്
로저 펜로즈 영국의 수학자
펜로즈, 로저 1931
ペンローズ, ロジャー
ロジャー・ペンローズ
罗杰·彭罗斯
羅傑·潘洛斯
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