This Tuesday, 8th December, from 8am GMT onwards (repeated) you can watch 2020 Physics Laureate and Oxford Mathematician Roger Penrose's specially recorded Nobel Lecture in which he talks about the background to and genesis of his work on Black Holes which won him the prize; and also where our understanding of Black Holes is taking us.
On the same day Roger will be presented with the Nobel diploma and medal at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London and you can watch this as part of the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony from 3.30pm GMT on Thursday 10 December. Watch both here.
As Roger said on receiving the news of the award: "In 1964 the existence of Black Holes was not properly appreciated. Since then they have become of increased importance in our understanding of the Universe and I believe this could increase in unexpected ways in the future."
Roger Penrose is one of our greatest living scientists. His work on Black Holes provided the mathematical tools needed by experimentalists to go and find Black Holes. His fellow prize winners, Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel went and did just that.
However, Roger's work has ranged much further than just the Universe, from twistor theory to quasi-periodic tiling, spin networks to impossible triangles, a range that perhaps might not be so encouraged in academia today.
Now in his 90th year Roger is still researching and writing. He will give an Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture in January 2021 to celebrate the Nobel Prize.
Photography below and above by Professor Alain Goriely. Updated photographs further below of Roger receiving the Nobel Medal and Diploma from the Swedish Ambassador in London on 8 December.