Roger Penrose is a mathematician, physicist, writer, philosopher, psychologist, and astronomer from the United Kingdom born on August 8, 1931, in Colchester . He is the son of Lionel Penrose .
Penrose was educated at University College London (UCL), St. John's College, Cambridge, and the University of Cambridge . His doctoral advisor was J. A. Todd .
Throughout his career, Penrose has had numerous doctoral students, including Peter Law, Richard Jozsa, Tristan Needham, Toby Bailey, Richard S. Ward, Alexander Popovic, Andrew Hodges, Jones (Kent cricketer, fl.1740s), William Shaw (mathematician), Tim Poston, Lane P. Hughston, Asghar Qadir, Thomas Hurd, Robert Baston, Claude LeBrun, and D. L. Jones .
In 2020, Penrose received the Nobel Prize in Physics .