Academia Europaea has awarded its Erasmus Medal to internationally renowned mathematician and physicist and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Oxford University, Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS MAE
About the Erasmus Medal
The Erasmus Medal is awarded to a scholar who has maintained, over a sustained period, the highest level of international scholarship. The medallist is invited to give the annual Erasmus Lecture during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of the Academia. Sir Roger will give his (virtual) Erasmus Lecture, sponsored by Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung, on Thursday 21st October, 2021. The laudation will be given by Astronomer Royal Professor Martin Rees, The Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FBA (Hon).
About Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS MAE
Sir Roger Penrose is a Professor at the University of Oxford. His fields of scholarship include mathematical physics, cosmology, relativity, philosophy of physics and brain science. Sir Roger has received a great number of highly prestigious awards including the 1988 Wolf Prize in Physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking, and the Royal Society’s 2008 Copley Medal. Sir Roger became a member of the Mathematics section of the Academia Europaea in 2019. In October 2020, Sir Roger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”.