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Roger Penrose

1931 - Today

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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 2,167,954 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Roger Penrose is the 142nd most popular physicist (down from 136th in 2019), the 453rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 354th in 2019) and the 23rd 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 142 out of 721. Before him are Alfred Kastler, Maurice Wilkins, Julius von Mayer, François Englert, Owen Chamberlain, and Hans Bethe. After him are Ilya Frank, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Frits Zernike, Benjamin Thompson, Murray Gell-Mann, and William Shockley.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Roger Penrose ranks 29Before him are Josef Masopust, D. B. Cooper, Jim Jones, Guy Debord, Desmond Tutu, and João Gilberto. After him are John le Carré, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Rupert Murdoch, Anne Bancroft, and Viktor Korchnoi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 453 out of 6,924. Before him are Charlie Watts (1941), Henry Every (1659), Robert Brown (1773), Stirling Moss (1929), Anthony Burgess (1917), and Deborah Kerr (1921). After him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), Donald Winnicott (1896), Thomas Bayes (1702), and Mike Oldfield (1953).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 23Before him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), C. F. Powell (1903), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Young (1773), George Paget Thomson (1892), and Edward Victor Appleton (1892). After him are William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Freeman Dyson (1923), Joseph Swan (1828), and David J. Thouless (1934).

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