"Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and beauty of the world. And it's breathtaking" Carlo Rovelli
Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist who works mainly in the field of Quantum Gravity. Carlo studied at the Universities of Bologna, Padova, Rome, Trieste and Yale, and currently works in the Centre de Physique Théorique de Luminy of Aix-Marseille University. His popular science book Seven Briefs Lessons on Physics has been translated into 41 languages and sold over one million copies. In 2019 he was named one of the 100 most influential thinkers in 2019 by Foreign Policy magazine.
Rovelli's interests extend to philosophy, religion and politics. As a student Carlo was a radical activist and founder of the free thinking radio station Radio Anguana. His experimentation with LSD led to his realisation that reality is not as it seems and became the seed of his interest in physics. His experience as an activist also formed his belief that science should be an act of learned rebellion that puts into question received knowledge.
"Rovelli is wonderfully human, gentle and witty ... he is as much philosopher and poet as he is a scientist." Irish Times