Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS#

All publications up until 2003 (apart from the books) can be found in the six volumes of the collected works:

Roger Penrose Collected Works, volumes 1-6, published by the Oxford University Press, Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK (first published 2011).

Recent publications#

Ciufolini, I., Paolozzi, A., Gurzadyan, V., Pavlis, E.C., König, R., Ries, J., Matzner, R., Penrose, R., Sindoni, G, and Paris, C. (2014) Dragging of inertial frames, fundamental physics, and satellite laser ranging; in Frontiers in Relativistic Celestial Mechanics, Volume 2: Applications and Experiments (Studies in Mathematical Physics 2) Ed.: Sergei M. Kopeikin (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin), pp 157-186.

Fuentes, I., and Penrose, R. (2018).Quantum state reduction via gravity, and possible tests using Bose-Einstein condensates. In: Gao, S. (ed.) Collapse of the Wave Function: Models, Ontology, Origin, and Implications. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge. 

Gurzadyan, V.G. and Penrose R. (2013) On CCC-predicted concentric low-variance circles in the CMB sky. Eur. Phys. J. Plus. 128: 22 DOI 10.1140/epjp/i2013-13022-4.

Gurzadyan, V.G. and Penrose, R. (2016) CCC and the Fermi paradox Eur. Phys. J. Plus 131: 11.

Hameroff, S. and Penrose, R. (2014). Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory. Physics of Life Reviews (Elsevier) 11 (1), 39–78 (also 104-112).

Penrose, R. (2005) The twistor approach to space-time structures. In 100 Years of Relativity; Space-time Structure: Einstein and Beyond, ed. A. Ashtekar (World Scientific, Singapore).

Penrose, R. (2006) Before the big bang: an outrageous new perspective and its implications for particle physics. In EPAC 2006 – Proceedings, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp.2759-62 ed. C.R.Prior (European Physical Society Accelerator Group, EPS-AG).

Penrose, R. (2008) Gödel, the mind, and the laws of physics—to appear in Horizons of Truth {proceedings of Vienna meeting honouring Gödel’s centenary, 2006; supported by the Templeton Foundation}

Penrose, R. (2008) Causality, quantum theory and cosmology. In: On Space and Time. ed. Shahn Majid (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge) pp. 141-195. (ISBN 978-0-521-88926-1).

Penrose, R. (2009) The Basic Ideas of Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, in Death And Anti-Death, Volume 6: Thirty Years After Kurt Gödel (1906-1978), Chapter 7, pp. 223-242. (Ed. Charles Tandy, Ria University Press, Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.) ISBN 978-1-934297-03-2

Penrose, R (2009) Black holes, quantum theory and cosmology (Fourth International Workshop DICE 2008) J. Physics, Conf. Sers. 174, 012001. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/174/1/012001

Penrose, R. (2011) Gödel, the Mind, and the Laws of Physics, in: Kurt Gödel and the Foundations of Mathematics: Horizons of Truth (eds. M. Baaz, C.H. Papadimitriou, H.W. Putnam, D.S. Scott, and C.L. Harper, Jr., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).

Penrose, R. (2011) Mathematics, the mind, and the laws of physics. In Meaning in Mathematics. (Ed. John Polkinghorne, Oxford University Press, Oxford).

Penrose, R. (2011) On Cosmological Mass with Positive Λ. Gen. Rel. Grav.,43: 3355-3366.

Penrose, R. (2011) Uncertainty in quantum mechanics: faith or fantasy? Phil. T rans. Roy. Soc.A, 369: 4864-4890. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0179

Penrose, R. (2014) On the gravitization of quantum mechanics 1: quantum state reduction. Found Phys 44:557–575.

Penrose, R. (2014) On the gravitization of quantum mechanics 2: conformal cyclic cosmology. Found Phys 44:873–890.

Penrose, R. (2015) Palatial twistor theory and the twistor googly problem; in theme issue ‘New geometric concepts in the foundations of physics’. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. (Lond.). A 373: 20140237

Penrose, R. (2016) Towards an Objective Physics of Bell Non-Locality: Palatial Twistor Theory. In Quantum Nonlocality and Reality (eds. Mary Bell and Shan Gao) Cambridge Core - History, Philosophy and Foundations of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)

Penrose, R., (2017) Dark matter decay? Possible observational tests—according to conformal cyclic cosmology. ESI Vienna, 20 June 2017

Penrose, R., (2018) The Big Bang and its Dark-Matter Content: Whence, Whither, and Wherefore. Found Phys 48:1177–90.

Penrose, R. and Hameroff, S. (2011) Consciousness in the Universe: Neuroscience, Quantum Space-Time Geometry and Orch OR Theory. Journal of Cosmology, 14, 1-32.


Penrose, R. and Rindler, W. Spinors and Space-Time, vol. 1 (1984), Vol. 2 (1986), Cambridge University Press

Penrose, R. (1989) The Emperor's New Mind, Oxford Unv. Press.

Penrose, R. (1994) Shadows of the Mind, Oxford Unv. Press.

Penrose, R. (1972) Techniques of Differential Topology in Relativty. SIAM, Philadelphia.

Penrose, R. (with Shimony, A., Cartwright N, Hawking, S.W., and Longair, M.) (1997; Canto version, 200) The Large, the Small and the Human Mind. Cambridge University Press.

Penrose, R. (2004) The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe (Jonathan Cape, London). Vintage IBN: 9780-679-77631-4.

Penrose, R., (2017) Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe (Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J.).

Penrose, R. (2010) Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe. (Bodley Head, London). (ISBN 978-0-224-08036-1; 9780099505945)

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