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Penrose, Roger

Overview
Works: 29 works in 184 publications in 8 languages and 3,262 library holdings
Genres: Lectures  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, wpr, Creator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
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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( )

91 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will a computer eventually be able to do everything a human can do? For decades, proponents of artificial intelligence have argued yes. In The Emperor's New Mind, eminent physicist Roger Penrose argues that there are facets of human thinking, of human imagination, that can never be emulated by a machine. Exploring a dazzling array of topics -- complex numbers, black holes, entropy, quasicrystals, the structure of the brain, and the physical processes of consciousness -- Penrose demonstrates that laws even more wondrously complex than those of quantum mechanics are essential for the operation of a mind
Quantum concepts in space and time( Book )

17 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 410 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 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On space and time by Shahn Majid( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question: what is the true nature of space and time?
Zyklen der Zeit : eine neue ungewöhnliche Sicht des Universums by Roger Penrose( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by Roger Penrose( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 31 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
Spinor and twister methods in spacetime geometry by Roger Penrose( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Weg zur Wirklichkeit : die Teilübersetzung für Seiteneinsteiger by Roger Penrose( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Undetermined and held by 22 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 large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 18 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
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of space-time, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time
Oxford und Cambridge by Roger Penrose( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic geometric patterns : their historical development and traditional methods of construction by Jay Bonner( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for this all-but-lost art form and presents evidence for its use from the historical record, both of which are vital contributions to the understanding of this ornamental tradition. Additionally, the author examines the historical development of Islamic geometric patterns, the significance of geometric design within the broader context of Islamic ornament as a whole, the formative role that geometry plays throughout the Islamic ornamental arts (including calligraphy, the floral idiom, dome decoration, geometric patterns, and more), and the underexamined question of pattern classification.--Amazon.com
A császár új elméje : számítógépek, gondolkodás és a fizika törvényei by Roger Penrose( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Hungarian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum physics of consciousness( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness and the universe : quantum physics, evolution, brain & mind( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is consciousness an epiphenomenal happenstance of this particular universe? Or does the very concept of a universe depend upon its presence? Does consciousness merely perceive reality, or does reality depend upon it? Did consciousness simply emerge as an effect of evolution? Or was it, in some sense, always out there in the world?
The nature of space and time by Stephen William Hawking( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 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
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 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
A nagy, a kicsi és az emberi elme : [kozmológia, kvantummechanika és a tudatosság fizikája] by Roger Penrose( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lectures
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Hermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lecturesZyklen der Zeit : eine neue ungewöhnliche Sicht des UniversumsSpinor and twister methods in spacetime geometryDer Weg zur Wirklichkeit : die Teilübersetzung für SeiteneinsteigerThe large, the small, and the human mindSpinors and space-timeThe nature of space and timeSpinors and space-time
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Penrose, R. 1931-

Penrose, Roger Sir 1931-

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