Penrose to present three lectures, Oct. 17, 20 and 22
Posted October 9, 2003; 04:54 p.m.
Mathematical physicist Roger Penrose will present a series of three lectures on "Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe" between Oct. 17 and Oct. 22.
Penrose is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and the Francis and Helen Pentz Visiting Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University.
The lecture schedule is:
- "Fashion," 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, McCosh 50;
- "Faith," 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; and
- "Fantasy," 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, McCosh 10.
In his lectures, Penrose will demonstrate that present-day approaches to providing a fundamental picture of the universe are not always driven objectively through experiment and observation and by precise mathematical reasoning. He will assess the importance of subjective and social elements in science.
Contact:Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601