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Oct 6, 2020
Congratulations to the 2020 Nobel Prize winners. Our heartfelt wishes to Roger Penrose on this recognition.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose
"for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity",
the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object
at the centre of our galaxy."

Roger Penrose affiliation at the time of the Nobel award: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
pdf: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Physics, 2020



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We are proud of our affiliation with Sir Roger Penrose who has addressed our conferences over the past decades and who has collaborated with CCS Director Stuart Hameroff on the Orch OR Theory.
Dr. Hameroff teamed up with the eminent British physicist Sir Roger Penrose in the early 90's and is co-developer with Penrose of the highly controversial theory of consciousness called ‘orchestrated objective reduction’ (Orch OR), based on quantum computations in microtubules.
Here is a selection of articles,  videos and interviews from our archives on Orchestrated Objective Reduction Theory (Orch OR) and presentations from various presentations.
Sir Roger Penrose Research with Stuart Hameroff - Orch OR

Roger Penrose  TSC 2020    

TSC Online Conference | September 14-18, 2020
Abstract: Orch-OR: New results on the physics of OR  Roger Penrose (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, London United Kingdom) PL11
According to the Hameroff-Penrose Orch-OR proposal, the phenomenon of consciousness depends not only upon large-scale quantum coherence taking place in the brain, but also upon the phenomenon of the collapse of the wave-function being an objective physical phenomenon (OR: the Objective Reduction of the quantum state). There is as yet no accepted theory of OR, but some leading candidates propose that the gravitational field is responsible. Although a recent experiment appears to have eliminated a prominent version of this proposal, the experimental results are in accordance with the OR scheme adopted in Orch-OR. In this scheme there are curious temporal effects that could well clarify some early experimental results due to Libet.
Plenary 11 - The Science of Consciousness-2020 |  Friday, September 18, 2020, Online  "Quantum Consciousness"
Harmut Neven, Google Quantum AI and Peter Read, Vitruvian - When are atoms happy?
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS - Optical and magnetic vortices generated by a single microtubules for quantum properties.
Stuart Hameroff, MD., U Arizona - Anesthesia - The quantum key to consciousness. 
Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford U - Orch-OR: New results on the physics of Orch-OR. Chair, George Musser
Hameroff Stuart; Penrose Roger.,  Consciousness in the universe: A review of the 'Orch OR' theory.  Phys Life Rev, 2014; Mar 11(1):39-78.
Hameroff S, Penrose R., Reply to Seven Commentaries on “Consciousness in the Universe: Review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory".  Physics of Life Reviews, 2014; 11:94–100.
Hameroff S, Penrose R., Reply to Criticism of the 'Orch OR qubit' - Orchestrated objective reduction is scientifically justified. Physics of Life Reviews, 2014; 11(1):104-12. 
Hameroff Stuart.,  Consciousness, Microtubules and "Orch-OR": A 'Space-time' Odyssey,    Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 21, 3-4, 2014, pp 126-153 PDF
Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, ElsevierConnect, 2014, Amsterdam
Interview with Nobel prize candidate Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, ElsevierConnect, Amsterdam - February 19, 2014 - UA CCS Itunes page
Roger Penrose — The quantum nature of consciousness/2045 initiative
Roger Penrose: Cosmic Inflation Is 'Fantasy'-Science Friday
The Qualcomm Institute,  January 10, 2020, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine La Jolla, CA - R. Penrose & S. Hameroff: "Consciousness and the Physics of the Brain"   
Oxford University, 2019  - S. Hameroff – Anesthetic action on quantum terahertz ocillations in microtubules.
Elsevier Connect, www.elsevier.comFeb 20, 2014 —Q&A: 2 renowned physicists on the controversial ...Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff discuss how the discovery of ... This is a video of our interview with them, followed by a summary of ...
Closer to Truth - Science of Consciousness, 20th Anniversary, Tucson 2014,  R. Penrose – Quantum Physics of Consciousness
The Consciousness Chronicles 4 - 2014, RPenrose & S. Hameroff
KUAT,  S. Hameroff, R. Penrose & D. Chalmers1994, Why Are We Conscious?”
    Recent TSC Conferences
    The Science of Consciousness-2020 - Online - Plenary 11
    TSC The Science of Consciousness, Plenary 3 - Interlaken, Switzerland, 2019  - Sir Roger Penrose
    TSC The Science of Consciousness, San Diego, 2017, Plenary 1 -  Can Machines Be Conscious ? R. Penrose, Oxford University 
    (Roger Penrose, Joscha Bach, Harmut Neven)
    TSC The Science of Consciousness Conference, 20th Anniversary, Tucson, 2014
    LINK TO VIDEOS - TSC YouTube Page 
    TSC Selected Sessions, iTunes - (Library of CCS-iTunes)
    Stuart Hameroff on Singularity 1 on 1: Consciousness is ...
    Additional Video Highlights
    The Brainstorm Sessions, Amsterdam, Orch OR theory - Microtubules and the Great Debate about Consciousness, The Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond and UvA Amsterdam
    Brain & Cognition Center (ABC) "Night of the Brain" Jan 2014             
    Amsterdam Programme.pdf           
    Penrose, Bandyopadhyay & Hameroff,  Lezing: Microtubuli & het grote debat over het bewustzijn
    Elsevier Connect   Q&A: 2 renowned physicists on the controversial theory of consciousness (with video)  Elsevier Connect
    Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff discuss how the discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates the theory of consciousness. By Patricia Massar and Mareike Gutschner     Posted on 20 February 2014