Roger Penrose talks about his relationship with the Art of M C Escher

Roger Penrose and his connections with M C Escher

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“Sir Roger Penrose has a long-standing interest in and connection with M C Escher, the Dutch graphic artist best known for his mathematically inspired woodcuts and lithographs. Roger talks about a relationship that dates back nearly sixty years and also explains why art has been a consistent part of both his family life and his mathematics.”

University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute

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