Sir Roger Penrose

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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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45 minutes

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Fri 28 Jul 2000 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRoger Penrose

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