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To mathematicians … mathematics is not just a cultural activity that we ourselves have created, but it has a life of its own, and much of it finds an amazing harmony with the physical universe.

Roger Penrose (2004)

Mathematically driven fundamental physics.

Roger Penrose (2004)

We see that CP sends a particle’s zig into its antiparticle’s zag.

Roger Penrose (2004)

Roughly speaking [a black hole] is a region of Spacetime that has resulted from the inward gravitational collapse of material, where the gravitational attraction has become so strong that even light cannot escape.

Roger Penrose (2004)

This distance is considered to be of profound relevance in quantum gravity theory…

Roger Penrose (2004)

Physicists say that the [measurement] results are correlated … but do not stand in a traditional cause-and-effect relationship because nothing travels between the two distant locations. … Many physicists find this convincing, but others have a nagging sense that there is more to the story.

Brian Greene (2003)

Maybe it was a clue.

Raymond Chandler (1942)

‘Proof,’ I said, ‘is always a relative thing.’

Raymond Chandler (1940)

… the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form itself on the edge of consciousness.

Raymond Chandler (1939)