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Sir Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and is the best-selling author of The Emperor’s New Mind. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, most notably the Wolf Prize in physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their "development of the theory of general relativity, in which they have shown the necessity for cosmological singularities and have elucidated the physics of black holes… enlarging our understanding of the origin and possible fate of the Universe." Penrose was knighted in 1994 and currently lives in Oxford, England.
5by5 - The Ihnatko Almanac #49: Demon A, Demon B
Melvyn Bragg is joined by Roger Penrose, Basil Hiley and Simon Saunders to discuss the bizarre nature of atoms and the conundrum at the heart of quantum physics