Roger Penrose


Nobel Prize Conversations

“I am very bad at giving up”

Hear Roger Penrose speak about ideas, creativity and what is so special about blackboards. In this conversation, conducted in February 2021, Penrose also shares some stories from his childhood and how he eventually ended up in the field of physics.

The host of this podcast is’s Adam Smith.

Nobel Prize Conversations was produced with the support of 3M, ABB, Ericsson and Scania.

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