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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. He has received several prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize in Physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for the Penrose–Hawking singularity theorems, and one half of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Penrose has received more than 3,207,030 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Roger Penrose is the 69th most popular physicist (up from 142nd in 2019), the 236th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 452nd in 2019) and the 13th 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

Among physicists, Roger Penrose ranks 69 out of 717Before him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Otto Stern, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Emil Lenz. After him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Max von Laue, William Rowan Hamilton, Carl Zeiss, and Jean Baptiste Perrin.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Roger Penrose ranks 17Before him are Philip Kotler, Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Anita Ekberg, and Irvin D. Yalom. After him are Raymond Kopa, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Mário Zagallo, Anatoly Dyatlov, Thomas Bernhard, and Annie Girardot.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 236 out of 7,765Before him are Alcuin (735), Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Peter O'Toole (1932), and Lemmy (1945). After him are Harold Wilson (1916), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), John Law (1671), and Ken Loach (1936).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Roger Penrose ranks 13Before him are William Gilbert (1544), Paul Dirac (1902), J. J. Thomson (1856), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869). After him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Peter Higgs (1929), William Henry Bragg (1862), and Henry Moseley (1887).

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