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Eschermatics with Sir Roger Penrose: Lecture and Virtual Reality Experience

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1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Eschermatics with Sir Roger Penrose and Virtual Reality Experience

Roger Penrose’s work has ranged across many aspects of mathematics and its applications, from his influential work on gravitational collapse to his work on quantum mechanics and general relativity. Roger has long had an interest in and influence on the visual arts and their connections to mathematics, most notably in his collaboration with Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. In this lecture he will use Escher’s work to illustrate and explain important mathematical ideas and explain how he thinks about our Universe geometrically. After the talk, you'll have an opportunity to experience Roger’s work in Virtual Reality (VR): you can walk around his impossible shapes and explore his models of the Universe.

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Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS

Sir Roger Penrose, Emeritus Professor at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, and winner of the Wolf Prize in Physics, has made profound contributions across a broad range of scientific disciplines. His work encompasses geometry, black hole singularities, the unification of quantum mechanics and gravity, the structure of space-time, and the origin of our Universe. His geometric creations inspired the works of Escher, and the Penrose steps have been featured in several movies. His tilings adorn many public buildings, including the Oxford Mathematics Institute, and decorate the San Francisco Transbay Terminal. The five-fold symmetry, initially thought impossible or a mathematical curiosity, has now been found in nature. In 1989 Penrose wrote The Emperor’s New Mind, which challenged the premise that consciousness is computation and proposes we need new physics to understand it.

Date: Sunday, December 16

Time: 5 to 7 p.m., Lecture will be given from 5-6 p.m., VR experience is available from 6-7 p.m.

Check in will be at 4:45 p.m. at our Theater Lobby doors (large glass doors to the right of our cafe Craveology). Please look for the Special Events sign in front of our building. Lecture will begin at 5 p.m.

Location: Heikoff Dome Theater at the Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

If you'd like to explore the Fleet before the lecture, regular admission tickets, which include interactive exhibits, the lecture and the VR experience, can be purchased at the Fleet's ticket counter or online here.

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