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Nobel Laureate to Reminisce about Working with Wolfgang Rindler on Spinors, Spacetime

Sir Roger Penrose, the British scholar who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics, is set to give a talk over Zoom at noon Thursday, Sept. 2, titled, “Spinors, Space-Time, and Working with Wolfgang Rindler.” The Nobel laureate and the late UT Dallas physics professor enjoyed a 2-year collaboration writing, “Spinors and Space-Time,” published in 1984. It explores spinors, which are described as complex mathematical objects that don’t come back to themselves under 360-degree rotation but require 720 degrees. Spinors help reveal the behavior of ordinary matter, like electrons and protons, and are used to model a range of problems in theoretical physics, including relativity and spacetime. 

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Thursday, September 2 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

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