**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