Roger Penrose

1931 - Today

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Sir Roger Penrose, (born 8 August 1931) is a British mathematician, mathematical physicist, philosopher of science and Nobel Laureate in Physics. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, an emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, and an honorary fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and University College London. Penrose has contributed to the mathematical physics of general relativity and cosmology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Penrose has received more than 3,919,297 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Roger Penrose is the 106th most popular physicist (down from 69th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 236th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Physicist.

Roger Penrose is most famous for his work in mathematics, which includes a collaboration with Stephen Hawking on the Penrose-Hawking Singularity Theorems. He is also famous for his work in physics, such as his work on black holes and the Big Bang theory.

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Among physicists, Roger Penrose ranks 106 out of 851Before him are Edward Victor Appleton, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Dennis Gabor, François Arago, Willis Lamb, and Owen Chamberlain. After him are Alfred Kastler, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Heinrich Rohrer, Ben Roy Mottelson, Hippolyte Fizeau, and Peter Debye.

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Among people born in 1931, Roger Penrose ranks 19Before him are Robert Duvall, Philip Kotler, Chun Doo-hwan, Anita Ekberg, Monica Vitti, and Alice Munro. After him are Annie Girardot, Thomas Bernhard, Josef Masopust, Anatoly Dyatlov, Desmond Tutu, and Rupert Murdoch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 279 out of 8,785Before him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), John Deacon (1951), Bede (672), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), and Tony Scott (1944). After him are Andrew Carnegie (1835), Thomas Andrews (1873), Henrietta of England (1644), Timothy Dalton (1946), Kate Bush (1958), and David Suchet (1946).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 20Before him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842). After him are William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), David J. Thouless (1934), William Shockley (1910), John Kendrew (1917), and Patrick Blackett (1897).