Science and Roger Penrose – Free Live Webinar, Aug. 3-6, 2021

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Science and Roger Penrose – Free Live Webinar, Aug. 3-6, 2021

Center for Consciousness Studies
July 19, 2021

British physicist Sir Roger Penrose is widely acclaimed for fundamental advances in understanding the universe. He shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for having shown that black holes are predictions of Einstein's general relativity. Roger also proposed a solution to the measurement problem in quantum mechanics (‘objective reduction’, ‘OR’) which, he further suggests, is the origin of consciousness, leading to a theory of brain function (’orchestrated objective reduction’, “Orch OR’). And Penrose’s concept of Conformal Cyclical Cosmology (‘CCC’) posits a serial, eternal universe, with the Big Bang preceded by previous aeons.

Roger has visited the University of Arizona many times. To honor and celebrate his achievements, The Center for Consciousness Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting a free online webinar, titled “Science and Roger Penrose: On the Occasion of his 90th Birthday and Nobel Prize.” 

The webinar includes four live half-day sessions, held on Aug. 3-6, 2021, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST. Each of the four sessions will address one of four major interrelated areas of Roger's work. These are: August 3: black holes, August 4: quantum measurement, August 5: consciousness, and August 6: pre-Big Bang universe.

Speakers include Roger Penrose and 20 other top academics from around the world.

For more program information and to register, visit the Center for Consciousness Studies website.

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