Roger Penrose

1931 - Today

Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician, philosopher of science and Nobel Laureate in Physics. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, an emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and of University College London (UCL).Penrose has made contributions 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 1,604,093 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 137th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Roger Penrose ranks 136 out of 659Before him are Karl Schwarzschild, Ben Roy Mottelson, Joseph Henry, Willard Boyle, Paul Langevin, and Frits Zernike. After him are Albert Fert, Emilio Segrè, Felix Bloch, Hannes Alfvén, Hideki Yukawa, and Georges Charpak.

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Among people born in 1931, Roger Penrose ranks 23Before him are Mário Zagallo, Desmond Tutu, Irvin D. Yalom, John Robert Schrieffer, Josef Masopust, and Annie Girardot. After him are Thomas Bernhard, Leonard Nimoy, Toni Morrison, John le Carré, Riccardo Giacconi, and Guy Debord.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 354 out of 5,347Before him are Enid Blyton (1897), John Bowlby (1907), Ian McShane (1942), Nicholas Winton (1909), Mary of Teck (1867), and Daphne du Maurier (1907). After him are Joshua Reynolds (1723), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Thomas Paine (1737), Thomas Bayes (1702), Francis William Aston (1877), and Gordon Banks (1937).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 22Before him are Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), George Paget Thomson (1892), and Edward Victor Appleton (1892). After him are William Shockley (1910), Henry Moseley (1887), David Brewster (1781), John Cockcroft (1897), Patrick Blackett (1897), and Nevill Francis Mott (1905).