Penrose, Roger
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Works:  393 works in 1,341 publications in 18 languages and 26,022 library holdings 

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Classifications:  Q335, 006.3 
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Most widely held works about
Roger Penrose
 Road to reality with Roger Penrose by Paolo Aniello( )
 Roger Penrose by Micah L Issitt( )
 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( )
 Oral history interview with D.W. Sciama by D. W Sciama( )
 Oral history interview with Roger Penrose by Roger Penrose( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
 Oral history interview with Don Page by Don N Page( )
 Oral history interview with Basil J. Hiley by B. J Hiley( )
 Oral history interview with Dennis William Sciama by D. W Sciama( )
 Oral history interview with Martin J. Rees by Martin J Rees( )
 by John Archibald Wheeler( )
 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 )
 Searle and Penrose on the mind by Tyler Carlson( )
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 Twistors :he of the rat gastndus : a new approach from Eddington to Penrose by G. C Holt( )
 Penrose on artificial intelligence by Yorick Wilks( Book )
 Oral history interview with David Finkelstein by David Ritz Finkelstein( )
 Sir Roger Penrose; Potoroos; Creating cancer; Crypto detector( Visual )
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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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140 editions published between 1978 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 4,161 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
140 editions published between 1978 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 4,161 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
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91 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,208 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
91 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,208 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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12 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the Greeks to grapple with the complexities of our known world to the latest application of infinity in physics, The Road to Reality carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space. Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one the most important works in modern science writing
12 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the Greeks to grapple with the complexities of our known world to the latest application of infinity in physics, The Road to Reality carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space. Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one the most important works in modern science writing
Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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68 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,685 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
68 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,685 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
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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42 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,301 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
42 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,301 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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6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,300 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
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,300 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
The large, the small, and the human mind by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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48 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 1,202 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
48 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 1,202 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
Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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26 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,021 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
26 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,021 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(
)
60 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of spacetime, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time
60 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of spacetime, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time
The best writing on mathematics, 2013 by
Mircea Pitici(
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9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical relativity by
J Frauendiener(
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5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 525 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 525 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
White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by
Brian W Aldiss(
Book
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18 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 508 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
18 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 508 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
Spinors and spacetime by
Roger Penrose(
Book
)
15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nature of Space and Time : (New in Paper) by
Stephen Hawking(
)
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? 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? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? On this issue, two of the world's most famous physicistsStephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind)disagree. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? 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? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? On this issue, two of the world's most famous physicistsStephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind)disagree. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with
Techniques of differential topology in relativity by
Roger Penrose(
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27 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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27 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The fantastic world of M.C. Escher by
Michele Emmer(
Visual
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2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to the artist M.C. Escher. Described as the master of impossible objects  possible to conceive, but impossible to convey in 3dimensional space, Escher used light, geometry and higher mathematics to instruct and to entertain. His art has been hailed as the meeting of science and imagination
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to the artist M.C. Escher. Described as the master of impossible objects  possible to conceive, but impossible to convey in 3dimensional space, Escher used light, geometry and higher mathematics to instruct and to entertain. His art has been hailed as the meeting of science and imagination
Six notsoeasy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and spacetime by
Richard P Feynman(
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9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 270 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
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 270 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
A brief history of time by
Errol Morris(
Visual
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4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time."Www.imdb.com The film features interviews with family and colleagues, clips of his lectures, and some explanation of his theories
4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time."Www.imdb.com The film features interviews with family and colleagues, clips of his lectures, and some explanation of his theories
Cycles of time : [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by
Roger Penrose(
Recording
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9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 154 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
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 154 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
L'esprit, l'ordinateur et les lois de la physique by
Roger Penrose(
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4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Pitici, Mircea 1965 Author Editor
 Eckstein, Michał Editor
 Szybka, Sebastian J. Editor
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Penrose R.
Penrose R. 1931
Penrose, R. (Roger)
Penrose, Roger
Penrouz, R.
Penrouz, Rodžer 1931
Rodžers Penrouzs
Roger, Penrose 1931
Roger Penrose angla fizikisto
Roger Penrose angol matematikus, elméleti fizikus
Roger Penrose britisk fysikar og matematikar
Roger Penrose britisk fysiker og matematiker
Roger Penrose Brits wiskundige
Roger Penrose brittiläinen fyysikko ja matemaatikko
Roger Penrose brittisk fysiker och matematiker
Roger Penrose englischer Mathematiker und theoretischer Physiker
Roger Penrose English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher
Roger Penrose Fisiceoir matamaiticiúil Sasanach, matamaiticeoir áineasa agus fealsamh
Roger Penrose físico, filósofo e matemático inglés
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
Ρότζερ Πένροουζ Άγγλος μαθηματικός φυσικός και φιλόσοφος της επιστήμης
Пенроуз Р.
Пенроуз, Р. (Роджер), 1931
Пенроуз, Роджер
Пенроуз, Роджер, 1931
Роджер Пенроуз
Роджер Пенроуз английский учёный, активно работающий в различных областях математики, общей теории относительности и квантовой
теории
Роджър Пенроуз
Роджър Пенроуз английски математик и теоретичен физик
Роджэр Пэнроўз
Рожер Пенроуз
Роџер Пенроуз
Роџер Пенроуз англиски математичар и физичар
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רוג'ר פנרוז
רוג'ר פנרוז פיזיקאי ומתמטיקאי יהודי בריטי
راجر پنروز ریاضیدان و فیزیکدان بریتانیایی
راجر پینریز
روجر بنروز
روجر بنروز عالم فيزياء بريطاني
ڕۆجە پێنرۆز
रॉजर पेनरोझ
रोजर पेनरोस
রজার পেনরোজ
ৰ'জাৰ পেনৰ'জ
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
ロジャー・ペンローズ イギリスの数学者、物理学者
罗杰·彭罗斯
羅傑·潘洛斯
羅傑·潘洛斯 英國數學物理學家，休閒數學家和哲學家
羅渣彭羅斯
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