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Christmas ‘Big Bang’ Lecture by Prof Sir Roger Penrose

The IEEE UK and Ireland Section invite you to a Christmas Lecture by Sir Roger Penfold followed by mince pies on 10th December 2018, 4pm at the Regent Street cinema at the University of Westminster.

15:30: Arrive and be seated
16:00 – 16:45: Invited Guest Lecture by Prof Sir Roger Penrose
16:45 – 19:00: Mince Pies & Refreshments
19:00: End

About the speaker:

Sir Roger Penrose is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.

Sir Roger is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He has received several prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for the Penrose–Hawking singularity theorems.

In 2010, Penrose reported possible evidence of an earlier universe existing before the Big Bang of our own present universe. He mentions this evidence in the epilogue of his 2010 book Cycles of Time, a book in which he presents his reasons, to do with Einstein’s field equations, the Weyl curvature C, and the Weyl curvature hypothesis (WCH), that the transition at the Big Bang could have been smooth enough for a previous universe to survive it.

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