Sir Roger Penrose
Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the mathematician Sir Roger Penrose. His prize-winning work with Stephen Hawking on the nature of black holes brought his name to public attention in the 1960s. Since then he has made a controversial contribution to the debate over human consciousness and whether or not computers will ever be able to mimic the workings of the human mind.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Crucifixion from B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: The fattest book by Michael Frayne
Luxury: 19-note piano
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