NOVEMBER 28, 2021


Physicist Marcelo Gleiser looks at the pros and cons of current theories


New request for proposals for scientific research to further our understanding of consciousness. This is the next phase of the Accelerating Research on Consciousness (ARC) initiative at Templeton World Charity Foundation. 

AUGUST 3-6, 2021 

2021 Special Webinar - Science & Roger Penrose  - Link to 4 Video Sessions  

Science and ROGER PENROSE  - On the Occasion of his 90th Birthday and Nobel Prize - 

HIGHLIGHT REEL - Celebrating Roger Penrose   

4 Sessions - Summer of '21 - Held: Aug 3-6, 2021 (Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri) Free Webinar - 9 am – 12:30 pm MST / AZ   -   20 speakers 

Penrose Program Schedule 

Penrose Webinar - Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Penrose - Intro Reel 

Free Webinar Registration:  - CLOSED   


Science & ROGER PENROSE - Webinar VIDEOS 

Now available on the CCS YouTube Channel 

The Free Webinar was held: August 3-6, 2021 (4 sessions; 20 speakers) 

On the occasion of his 90th Birthday and Nobel Prize


About the Webinar & Background links 

Speaker Bios & Abstracts

Program Schedule  

Highlight Reel   

Flyer #1 -early Webinar Outline 


Session Videos - final

Session 1 - OVERVIEW - BLACK HOLES - R. Penrose, S. Hameroff, R. Genzel, R. Blandford

Session 2 - QUANTUM MEASUREMENT – OBJECTIVE REDUCTION OR – R. Blandford, I. Fuentes-Guridi, H. Ulbricht, D. Bouwmeester, P. Stamp

Session 3 - CONSCIOUSNESS – ORCH OR & PANEL ON QUANTUM BIOLOGY OF MICROTUBULES - S. Hameroff, G. Scholes, A. Muotri,  J. Riddle (Session Chair) A. Kalra, T. Craddock, A. Dogariu, MB MacIver, A.Bandyopadhyay, J.Tuszyński (Panel Chair)

Session 4 - CCC-A PRE-BIG BANG UNIVERSE: CONFORMAL CYCLIC COSMOLOGY R. Penrose, P. Tod, B. Keating, K. Meissner, V. Gurzadyan


October, 2020 

Oxford Mathematician Roger Penrose jointly wins the Nobel Prize in Physics. Congratulations to Sir Roger Penrose.

October 6, 2020 -The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 with one half to Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity and 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's affiliation at the time of the Nobel award: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom -  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Physics, 2020 - Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020   View | Download 2.64 MB - press release     APS-American Physical Society - press release

R. Penrose, "Asymptotic Properties of Fields and Space-Times," Phys. Rev. Lett. 10, 66 (1963).

R. Penrose, "Gravitational Collapse and Space-Time Singularities," Phys. Rev. Lett. 14, 57 (1965).

Prize motivation: "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity."

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."

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.


JANUARY 10, 2020

Sir Roger Penrose & Dr. Stuart Hameroff, Consciousness and the Physics of the Brain  - The Qualcomm Institute, January 10, 2020 - Roth Auditorium - Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine La Jolla, CA, co-organized with UC San Diego Institute for Neural Computation link to program








Links to CCS-TSC Conferences & Seminars -  VIDEOS

TSC 2020 - SEPTEMBER TSC - online conference - Videos - YouTube Channel - rescheduled  from April 2020 



TSC 2020 - Link to YouTube Videos

Online - September 18, 2020  

TSC 2020 - Roger Penrose - Plenary Presentation

TSC VIDEOS; Plenary Sessions, Psychedelic Symposium; Art-Tech Health, Concurrents, Posters  

September 2020 The Science of Consciousness -Plenary 11

Online - 9/18/20  "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. (Anesthesiology and Psychology; Center for Consciousness Studies, U Arizona; AHSC, UMC; Dir. Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson, AZ )

Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford U - Orch-OR: New results on the physics of Orch-OR.  

George Musser, Chair

Misc Videos - Interviews with Roger Penrose 2019-2020

2019 -  The Science of Consciousness -  Interlaken 

R. Penrose, Plenary 3 - Interlaken 

2018 -  The Science of Consciousness -  Tucson

Opening Promo  

Tucson TSC 2018 - Final Program & Book of Abstracts

Tucson TSC 2018 - Plenary Session Videos  

2018 - TSC Tucson

PHOTOS - TSC Conferences (2017-18)

2018    TSC - Tucson Photography by Brad Buhr, Cedar Mist Productions  

Stuart Hameroff, Anesthetic Action Links Consciousness to Quantum Vibrations, June 11, 2018

2017 - The Science of Consciousness - San Diego  

San Diego 2017 - Final Program & Book of Abstracts 

San Diego TSC 2017 - Plenary Session Videos

2017 -  TSC San Diego      View | Download 

2017 -  TSC Abstract Book-final-1.pdf.    View | Download 

The Science of Consciousness, TSC 2017, San Diego PL 1 -  Can Machines Be Conscious ? - Roger Penrose, Joscha Bach, Hartmut Neven, June 6, 2017    

2017 TSC - San Diego Photography by Brad Buhr, Cedar Mist Productions 

albums: June 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

2016 -  The Science of Consciousness -  Tucson Program - YouTube Channel  

2016 -  TSC Tucson Abstract Book      View | Download 

2016 -  Conscious Pictures Presents 

2014  Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, 20th Anniversary, Tucson

CCS iTunes 

(Programs from 2014 and prior via the CCS iTunes Channel)

CCS-iTunes 2014  Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, 20th Anniversary, Tucson, AZ 2014

V i N T a G e  -  TSC   Videos 


Misc Orch-OR Articles