Sir Roger Penrose is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science, currently serving as the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, England. Slow in mathematics as a child, he not only overcame his difficulties with the help of his academically dazzling family, but quickly grew an interest in it, eventually earning his doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge in it. Thereafter, he began his academic career, holding temporary posts in various universities both in UK and USA until he joined Birkbeck College as a reader in mathematics. Shortly, he began to develop an interest in astrophysics and later on worked with Stephen Hawking to develop the ground-breaking Penrose-Hawking singularity theorems. That apart, he has also developed more than two dozen unique concepts, many of which are named after him. He is also the author of several books, the most popular among them being The Emperor's New Mind.