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    The online biographies mention only his maths degrees as his undergraduate and Ph.D degrees, and generally his area of study as student was pure maths.

    Does anyone know how he became physicist? By self-study?
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    (Original post by Spiral1977)
    The online biographies mention only his maths degrees as his undergraduate and Ph.D degrees, and generally his area of study as student was pure maths.

    Does anyone know how he became physicist? By self-study?
    All I know is that he has a BSc (First class honours) Mathematics and a PhD in Geometry I think.
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    (Original post by Spiral1977)
    The online biographies mention only his maths degrees as his undergraduate and Ph.D degrees, and generally his area of study as student was pure maths.

    Does anyone know how he became physicist? By self-study?
    He did take some physics courses.

    http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/...s/Penrose.html

    The overlap between theoretical physics and mathematics is great so it is not uncommon to publish in both fields.
 
 
 
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