Science & Roger Penrose - AUG 3-6 - Free Webinar
Science & Roger Penrose
Free Online Live Webinar
On the occasion of his 90th Birthday and Nobel Prize
4 Sessions - Aug 3-6, 2021 (Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri)
9 am – 12:30 pm PST / AZ - 20 speakers
News/Archives - 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 https://www.kva.se/en/pressrum
TSC - The Science of Consciousness - 2020 - online - September 14-18, 2020 R.Penrose - Plenary 11 (Quantum Consciousness) R. Penrose - 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.
Dr. Stuart 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.
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 S, Consciousness, Microtubules and "Orch-OR": A 'Space-time' Odyssey, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 21, 3-4, 2014; 126-153 PDF
Recent TSC Conferences
TSC 2017 - The Science of Consciousness, San Diego, 2017, Plenary 1 - Can Machines Be Conscious ? R. Penrose, Oxford U, (R. Penrose, J. Bach, H. Neven)
Additional Video Highlights
Elsevier Connect, Feb 20, 2014 —Q&A: A review of the Orch OR Theory..Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff - A review article on the controversial theory of consciousness, published recently in the journal Physics of Life Reviews, claims that consciousness stems from deeper level – from finer-scale activities inside brain neurons.
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 -Elsevier Connect
Courtesy of Oxford Mathematics, Facebook page:
In 2017 Oxford Mathematics had the honour of hosting Stephen Hawking for the Oxford Mathematics Roger Penrose Public Lecture, which would be one of Hawking's last.
You can now watch the recording of the lecture, given by Hawking in honour of his friend Roger Penrose and their ground-breaking work on Black Holes, here:
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