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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.

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


RECENT Science of Consciousness  

2020 TSC-CCS SEPTEMBER, 2020 - YouTube Channel   



TSC 2020 - Link to YouTube Videos

Roger Penrose - Plenary Presentation TSC 2020 -

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" George Musser, Chair

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.  

Consciousness is not a computation | R. Penrose - YouTube · with  Lex Fridman, Apr 4, 2020

Stuart Hameroff, Anesthetic action on quantum terahertz oscillations in microtubules, 2019, Oxford University.   




The Science of Consciousness 


2019 -  TSC Interlaken 

Roger Penrose, The Science of Consciousness TSC 2019- Plenary 3 - Interlaken 

2018 -  TSC 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)  B. Buhr, Photographer

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

2017 - TSC 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    

2016 -  TSC Tucson Program - YouTube Channel  

2016 -  TSC Tucson Abstract Book      View | Download 

2016 -  Conscious Pictures Presents 

2014  - TSC-Tucson-20th Anniversary- It was 20 Years Ago Today -

A short film early clips and

2014 Closer to Truth/ PBS hosted by R.L.Kuhn

Can Science Become Enlightened? Deepak Chopra   

Brain Mapping Symposium- webcast by UA-AHSC 

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

2014 Program, Schedule    2014 Book of Abstracts / pdf

Plenary & Keynote Speakers Bios and Photos

Concurrents   Posters   Art-Tech Demos   Pre-Con Workshops

Consciousness Central TV Daily roundup of events from TSC 2014 Host, Nick Day The Consciousness Chronicles 4 Roger Penrose & Stuart Hameroff  

2014 The Deeper You Go: The Interviews 

Roger Penrose – Quantum Physics of Consciousness.  Closer to Truth 2014

Clarifying the Tubulin bit/qubit - Defending the Penrose-Hameroff Orch OR Model (Quantum Biology). › Elsevier Connect

Interview with Nobel prize candidate Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff February 20, 2014

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

Interview with Nobel prize candidate Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, ElsevierConnect, Amsterdam - February 19, 2014 - UA CCS Itunes 

Roger Penrose — The quantum nature of consciousness/2045 initiative

Roger Penrose: Cosmic Inflation Is 'Fantasy'-Science Friday

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

Selected Sessions, iTunes - (Library of CCS-iTunes)

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



Stuart Hameroff on Singularity 1 on 1: Consciousness is ...


The Meta-Problem of Consciousness, Professor David Chalmers, Talks at Google

2014  David Chalmers  TED2014 - How do you explain consciousness?


V i N T a G e  -  TSC   Videos 

2012 - TSC- Tucson Program 

2012  Blackmore and Chopra Discussion at TSC-Tucson 2012  

2011 - TSC - Stockholm

2005  What the Bleep!? Do We Know !?  S. Hameroff, Featured Scientist 

1996  TSC Tucson -  Toward a Science of Consciousness YouTube - review of the first TSC Conference

1994  TSC Tucson - Why Are We Conscious?”   KUAT-PBS,  Stuart Hameroff, Roger Penrose & David Chalmers



Hameroff, Stuart., Roger Penrose, Consciousness in the universe: A review of the 'Orch OR' theory.  Phys Life Rev, 2014; Mar 11(1):39-78.

Hameroff, Stuart., Roger Penrose, Reply to Seven Commentaries on “Consciousness in the Universe: Review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory".   Physics of Life Reviews, 2014; 11:94–100.

Hameroff, Stuart., Roger Penrose, Reply to Criticism of the 'Orch OR qubit' - Orchestrated objective reduction is scientifically justified.  Physics of Life Reviews, 2014; 11(1):104-112. 

Hameroff, Stuart Consciousness, Microtubules and "Orch-OR": A 'Space-time' Odyssey,  Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 21, 3-4, 2014, pp 126-153 PDF