photo credits: CC-BY-SA-2.5
country of citizenship:
Italy, United States of America
native language: Italian
language of expression: Italian, English, French
educated at: University of Bologna, University of Padua, Scipione Maffei
occupation: physicist, writer, university teacher
position held: Director of Research at CNRS
influenced by: Christopher Isham
Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist and writer who has worked in Italy, the United States and, since 2000, in France. He works mainly in the field of quantum gravity and is a founder of loop quantum gravity theory. He has also worked in the history and philosophy of science. He collaborates with several Italian newspapers, including the cultural supplements of the Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore and La Repubblica.
His popular science book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, was originally published in Italian in 2014. It has been translated into 41 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide. In 2019, he was included by Foreign Policy magazine in a list of 100 most influential global thinkers.
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