Sir Roger Penrose
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Recreational math is the passion of Sir Roger Penrose, who was recently knighted for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. Penrose is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford in England, where he pursues an active interest in recreational math which he shared with his father. While most of his work pertains to relativity theory and quantum physics, he is fascinated with a field of geometry known as tessellation, the covering of a surface with tiles of prescribed shapes.  


Levels:  High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Math Topics:  Symmetry/Tessellations, History and Biography, Quantum Theory, Relativity/Gravitational Theory 
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