Robert C. Penner, holder of the René Thom Chair - IHES
Robert C. Penner

Robert C. Penner, mathematician

René Thom Chair

Robert C. Penner is Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The main research interests of Robert C. Penner are moduli spaces and their applications to physics and biology; geometry, especially in its confluences with theoretical physics, specifically 2d and 3d quantum gravity, and with theoretical biology, notably structural biology and macromolecules; string theory – and attempt to reconcile the theories of quantum gravity and quantum mechanics with general relativity; theoretical high-energy physics and mathematical physics, particularly quantum physics; low-dimensional topology.

Robert Penner wrote an article in which he explains how curiosity and a little help from friends have led to his COVID initiative.