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Oliver Penrose FRS FRSE (born 6 June 1929) is a British theoretical physicist.[1] He is the son of the scientist Lionel Penrose, brother of the mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, and brother of chess Grandmaster Jonathan Penrose.[2][3] He was associated with the Open University
Open University
for seventeen years and was a Professor of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
from 1986 until his retirement in 1994. He holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt, and remains active in research there. His areas of interest include statistical mechanics,[4] phase transitions in metals and physical chemistry of surfactants. He is particularly known for the concept of off-diagonal long-range order, which is central to our present-day understanding of superfluids and superconductors. Other more abstract topics in which he has worked include understanding the physical basis for the direction of time and interpretations of quantum mechanics.[5][6][7] References[edit]

^ "Notes", The rainbow and the worm: the physics of organisms by Mae-Wan Ho, World Scientific, 1998, Pg. 77 ^ Image processing III: mathematical methods, algorithms and applications by Jonathan M. Blackledge and Martin J. Turner, Horwood Publishing, 2001, Pg. 2 ^ "The Mandelbrot Set", Why Beliefs Matter: Reflections on the Nature of Science by E. Brian Davies, Oxford University Press, 2010, Pg. 119, ISBN 0191591564 ^ "Papers dedicated to Oliver Penrose on the occasion of his 65th birthday", Volume 77, Issues 1–2 of Journal of Statistical Physics ^ "Quantum Mechanics and Real Events", Quantum chaos—quantum measurement by Predrag Cvitanović, Ian Percival, Andreas Wirzba and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division, Springer, 1992, Pg. 257 ^ "Maxwell's demon 2: entropy, classical and quantum information, computing" by Harvey S. Leff and Andrew F. Rex, CRC Press, 2003 ^ "The physical review—the first hundred years:" a selection of seminal papers and commentaries, Volume 1 by H. Henry Stroke, Springer, 1995

External links[edit]

Oliver Penrose's homepage at Heriot-Watt University

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 26222846 LCCN: n90642891 SUDOC: 108

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