Roger Penrose

Jan. 23, 2015

Remembering the Moment Black Holes Went Mainstream

Forty-five years ago, a collaboration between Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking transformed perceptions about black holes and the beginning of the universe.

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Sir Roger Penrose: Cosmic Inflation Is ‘Fantasy’

What's wrong with modern physics—and could alternative theories explain our observations of the universe?

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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