Awards & Winners

Roger Penrose

Date of Birth 08-August-1931
Place of Birth Colchester
(United Kingdom, Essex, England)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Science writer, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, Professor
Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS, is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, as well as an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. Penrose is known for his influential work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He has received a number of prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their contribution to our understanding of the universe.

Awards by Roger Penrose

Check all the awards nominated and won by Roger Penrose.


Copley Medal
(For his beautiful and original insights into many areas of mathematics and mathematical physics. Sir Roger has made outstanding contributions to general relativity theory and cosmology, most notably for his work on black holes and the Big Bang.)


De Morgan Medal
(For his wide and original contributions to mathematical physics.)


Albert Einstein Medal
(For outstanding work related to the work of Albert Einstein by the Albert Einstein Society.)


Wolf Prize in Physics
(For their brilliant development of the theory of general relativity, in which they have shown the necessity for cosmological singularities and have elucidated the physics of black holes. In this work they have greatly enlarged our understanding of the origin and possible fate of the Universe.)