# Category: Mathematicians

## Nalini Joshi, mathematician from Trixie Barretto

## Gravitational waves get Nobel Prize – article from plus magazine

Gravitational waves get Nobel Prize

from plus magazine by Marianne Freiberger

‘This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.’

## You don’t need permission to be a great mathematician! Dr Nira Chamberlain in chalkdust

You don’t need permission to be a great mathematician!

Article in published in chalkdust as part of *Black Mathematician Month 2017*.

## Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges.’

Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges.’

“These two films explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions.”

The Mathematical Institute, Oxford University.

## Roger Penrose: A Knight on the tiles – plus Magazine

Roger Penrose: A Knight on the tiles

from plus magazine

*“Sir Roger Penrose is one of the world’s most widely known mathematicians. His popular books describe his insights and speculations about the workings of the human mind and the relationships between mathematics and physics. His interests range from astrophysics and quantum mechanics to mathematical puzzles and games. As a teenager, he invented the so-called “Penrose staircase”, used by Escher in some of his famous optical illusion drawings, such as the one below. Helen Joyce from the Plus team talked to Sir Roger about his ideas.”*

## Graham Farmelo on Paul Dirac and Mathematical Beauty