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Some of you might have seen this amazing artistic structure in houses, offices, and malls (figure on the right). It was named “Penrose tiling” after the mathematician Roger Penrose discovered it in 1974.

Penrose was born to a well-known psychiatrist and mathematician Lionel Penrose and Margaret Leathes. His native town is Colchester, England. Most of his household members are of intellects as his grandfather was a physiologist, one of his brother a physicist, another a 10-time winner of the British chess championship. Penrose earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University College of London.