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Penrose

noun
  1. Sir Roger. born 1931, British mathematician and theoretical physicist, noted for his investigation of black holes
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  • I say, Penrose, I'd like to ask you a couple of questions, if you don't mind?

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • "Some of it was, but most of it wasn't," Penrose interrupted in turn.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • "Yes, we've settled in," he said quietly, as Penrose took stock.

    Marriage la mode

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • "We will see about this in the morning," said Mr. Penrose, significantly.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • If Mr. Penrose had needed encouragement they would have furnished it.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart


penrose in Science

Penrose

[pĕnrōz′]
  1. British mathematical astronomer and physicist who worked with Stephen Hawking to explain the physics of black hole formation. He is also known for his theories on artificial intelligence.
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