Celebrated theoretical physicist Prof Sir Roger Penrose speaks with Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton on the current and future state of theoretical physics in keeping with his latest book, Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe.
Roger Penrose, one the world’s foremost theoretical physicists, has won numerous prizes, including the Albert Einstein Medal, for his fundamental contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He is the bestselling author, with Stephen Hawking, of The Nature of Space and Time (Princeton). Penrose’s other books include Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe and The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe (both Vintage). He is the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Oxford and lives in Oxford, England.
Ideas Roadshow is an innovative multimedia educational resource that features the personal, scholarly reflections of a wide variety of leading thinkers in the arts in sciences captured through the accessible medium of a filmed dialogue. Current institutional subscribers include Harvard University, Princeton University, Imperial College and the London School of Economics. Our present collection includes over 70 long-form videos and corresponding eBooks. All participants of the London Thinks/Ideas Roadshow Intimate Conversations series have been, or will soon be, guests on Ideas Roadshow.
Tickets: Standard £10, £7 concessions, Conway Hall Ethical Society members £5 (You can join as a member and receive the discounted ticket rates for a year. £40 standard, £35 concessions members).
Cash Bar (doesn’t take cards) available from 6.30pm.
There will be copies of his latest book for sale by Newham Bookshop at a discounted price.
Doors 7pm, Start 7.30pm. Ends 9pm. Followed by book signing by Prof. Penrose.