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Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges (2014) 2/2

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Nobel Prize Winner Professor Sir Roger Penrose gives a lear outline of his argument for Conformal Cyclic Cosmology as the correct description of the Big Bang. However, the conversation turns once again to the precursors of these ideas in the 1950s, with new anecdotes about Dirac and the origin of Roger Penrose’s geometrical innovations.

Bringing the discussion up to the present moment, Roger describes the impact of recent observations of primordial magnetic fields and also addresses the significance of his own predictions for the form of ‘dark matter’. And in a closing segment, the discussion turns to the current discoveries in neurology and biophysics relevant to Roger Penrose’s theory of microtubules as advanced in Shadows of the Mind. The discussion ends tantalisingly with renewed speculation on the foundations of quantum mechanics and its relation to general relativity.

Roger concludes: "to me eternity is not such a long time." He had not heard of YouTube, clearly.

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2020/summary/
https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/roger.penrose

(link to part 1: https://youtu.be/zN5eLsI_Tuo )
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