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Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose was born on August 8, 1931 in Colchester, Essex, England. He is a writer, known for A Brief History of Time (1991), Hawking (2013) and Achieving the Unachievable (2007). He is married to Vanessa Thomas. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2009 Celebrating Science (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Before the Big Bang (2009) ... (writer)
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 2010 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Oxford University
- What Happened Before the Big Bang? (2010) ... Himself - Oxford University (as Prof Sir Roger Penrose)
 2009 Celebrating Science (TV Series documentary)
- Before the Big Bang (2009) ... Himself
 2008 Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe (TV Series documentary)
Himself, University of Oxford
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Himself, University of Oxford
 2007 Dangerous Knowledge (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Redes (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 January 2000 (2000) ... Himself
 1999 The Flow of Time (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Physicist (as Professor Roger Penrose)
 1995 Reality on the Rocks (TV Series documentary)
- Beyond Our Ken (1995)
 1992 In Search of the Dead (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1982 Imagined Worlds (TV Series)
Hide Hide Show Show Self: Movie (3 credits)
 2013 Hawking (Documentary)
Himself (as Sir Roger Penrose)
 2007 Achieving the Unachievable (Documentary)
 1991 A Brief History of Time (Documentary)
Himself - Professor at Cambridge

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Prof Sir Roger Penrose | Professor Roger Penrose | Sir Roger Penrose

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Penrose was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1972 and a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1998. He has earned many prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their understanding of the universe, the Dannie Heinemann Prize, the Royal Society Royal Medal, the Dirac Medal, and the Albert Einstein ... See more »

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