Roger Penrose | Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

Recorded Sep 20, 2016
Direct Download: 20160920-rogerpe.mp3

One of the world’s esteemed theoretical physicists for his contributions to the theory of general relativity and cosmology, Roger Penrose has won the Albert Einstein Medal, shared the Wolf Prize for physics with Stephen Hawking, and is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. Penrose’s many books include Cycles of Time, The Road to Reality, and The Nature of Space and Time, the last of which he coauthored with Hawking. In his latest book, the “outstandingly brilliant mathematician” (Guardian UK) argues that contemporary researchers of string theory and quantum mechanics are being led astray by dogmatic beliefs and trends in thought.

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