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Penrose, Roger

Works: 260 works in 926 publications in 15 languages and 20,205 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Biography  Fiction  Film adaptations  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Dedicatee, Creator, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
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Publications about Roger Penrose
Publications by Roger Penrose
Most widely held works by Roger Penrose
The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics by Roger Penrose( Book )
115 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 4,174 libraries worldwide
Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remmain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulatedby a machine
The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )
77 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,820 libraries worldwide
This guide to the universe aims to provide a comprehensive account of our present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It attempts to convey an overall understanding--a feeling for the deep beauty and philosophical connotations of the subject, as well as of its intricate logical interconnections. While a work of this nature is challenging, no particular mathematical knowledge is assumed, the early chapters providing the essential background for the physical theories described in the remainder of the book. There is also enough descriptive material to carry the less mathematically inclined reader through, as well as some 450-500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cutting-edge science is fundamentally inaccessible
The nature of space and time by Stephen Hawking( Book )
39 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,020 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
Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by Roger Penrose( Book )
48 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,807 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
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,229 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 Penrose--one of the most innovative mathematicians of our time--turns 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
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,223 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 )
42 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and German and held by 721 libraries worldwide
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors
White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 658 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
Analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical relativity by W.E. Heraeus Seminar( file )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
"This book contains a representative collection of surveys by experts in mathematical relativity writing about the current status of, and problems in, their fields. There are four contributions for each of the following mathematical areas: differential geometry and differential topology, analytical methods and differential equations, and numerical methods. This book addresses graduate students and specialist researchers alike."--Jacket
Techniques of differential topology in relativity by Roger Penrose( Book )
26 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Acquaints the specialist in relativity theory with some global techniques for the treatment of space-times and will provide the pure mathematician with a way into the subject of general relativity
Quantum concepts in space and time ( Book )
12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium ( Book )
8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Hermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lectures by Hermann Weyl( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 278 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." The film features interviews with family and colleagues, clips of his lectures, and some explanation of his theories
La nature de l'espace et du temps by Stephen Hawking( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 217 libraries worldwide
En écho aux fameux débats entre Einstein et Bohr sur les bizarres implications de la théorie quantique, cet ouvrage à deux voix donne l'occasion d'assister à une clarification des grandes questions qui touchent l'avenir de la physique et de l'astrophysique. Hawking, qui se dit positiviste, et Penrose, qui se veut réaliste, s'opposent ici dans un débat sans concession
Mind talk the brain's new story ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Experts contemplate the social and moral impact of brain research and questions such as how matter developed consciousness, whether computers can model human abilities, how free "free will" really is, and where legal responsibility for actions begins and ends
L'esprit, l'ordinateur et les lois de la physique by Roger Penrose( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Cycles of time [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by Roger Penrose( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 114 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
Collected works by Roger Penrose( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Penrose, R.
Penrose, R. 1931-
Penrose, R. (Roger)
Penrouz, R.
Penrouz, Rodžer 1931-
Пенроуз, Р
Пенроуз, Р. (Роджер)
Пенроуз, Роджер
ペンローズ, ロジャー
English (415)
Spanish (30)
Italian (21)
French (15)
German (13)
Turkish (6)
Japanese (5)
Polish (4)
Chinese (3)
Dutch (3)
Croatian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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