^{ Type post AuthorDenyse O'Leary Date January 9, 2023 Categorized Arts & Culture, Mathematics, Physics Tagged Closer to Truth, M. C. Escher (1898-1972), Night and Day (Escher 1938), Relativity (Escher 1953), Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Roger Penrose }

## How Surreal Artist MC Escher Influenced Physicist Roger Penrose

_{Escher’s mathematical art was all the more remarkable because he had no formal training in mathematics}

_{ Denyse O'Leary January 9, 2023 4 Arts & Culture, Mathematics, Physics }

Last month, Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviewed eminent British mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose on a number of topics, including the influence of surrealist artist M. C. Escher (December 9, 2022/32:00 min). Here is a transcribed selection from the second part of the discussion in Part 1 above*, beginning around the 12-minute mark, with some notes: Robert Lawrence Kuhn: We talked about the impossible Penrose triangle which really opens up another area of your life in terms of visual representations of remarkable things. Penrose tiling really new ways of thing of seeing visual representation of fiery fundamental geometric and algebraic transformations and things. But what I wanted to ask you is, as youdeveloped that you had this interaction with the artist Read More ›