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As in Penrose tiling?



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One of the men I admire most in this world. Truly, a brilliant mind, and he possesses the ability to explain very complex things in terms an informed layman can understand.

I've been watching his lectures lately, regarding the Big Bang and the apparent evidence of what happened before the Big Bang. It's trite to call his theories 'fascinating'. It's much more than that. He's on to something.

I am planning to incorporate some of his theories into a post I intend to make at some point, about the essential nature of reality and the universe.

I wish the man could live another century. He really is one of the smartest people alive today.
 
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As in Penrose tiling?

Yes.

“A Penrose tiling is an example of an aperiodic tiling. Here, a tiling is a covering of the plane by non-overlapping polygons or other shapes, and a tiling is aperiodic if it does not contain arbitrarily large periodic regions or patches. However, despite their lack of translational symmetry, Penrose tilings may have both reflection symmetry and fivefold rotational symmetry. Penrose tilings are named after mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose, who investigated them in the 1970s. …”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_tiling



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Don't forget the Penrose/Escher connection
 
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Sir Roger is a physics rock star. Cool



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One of the men I admire most in this world. Truly, a brilliant mind, and he possesses the ability to explain very complex things in terms an informed layman can understand.
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Like the old “Scientific American” magazine before it was sold to a German publisher. I still have many articles that I clipped from it.



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Loved his book "The Emporers New Mind". I've been meaning to read it again since AI is becoming such a hot topic.
 
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