# Mathematician:Roger Penrose

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## Mathematician

British physicist and mathematician renowned for his work in cosmology.

The creator of the Penrose tiles.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: 8 Aug 1931, Colchester, Essex, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Moore-Penrose Pseudoinverse (independently of E.H. Moore), also known as a Moore-Penrose Inverse
- Newman-Penrose Formalism (with Ezra T. Newman)
- Penrose Triangle (although this was first invented by Oscar Reutersvärd)
- Penrose Stairs
- Penrose Diagram
- Penrose Inequalities
- Penrose-Hawking Theorems (with Stephen William Hawking)

## Publications

- 1972:
*Techniques of Differential Topology in Relativity* - 1987:
*Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields*(with Wolfgang Rindler) - 1988:
*Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 2, Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry*(with Wolfgang Rindler) - 1989:
*The Emperor's New Mind* - 1994:
*Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness* - 1996:
*The Nature of Space and Time*(with Stephen Hawking) - 1997:
*The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind*(with Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright and Stephen Hawking) - 1997: Introduction to
*Six Not-So-Easy Pieces*by Richard P. Feynman - 1999:
*White Mars or, The Mind Set Free*(with Brian W. Aldiss) - 2004:
*The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe* - 2010:
*Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe*

## Sources

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Penrose, Roger FRS**(1931- )