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Carlo Rovelli

Theoretical Physicist

Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist and co-founder of the loop approach to quantum gravity. His main interest is the physics of space and time. Rovelli has also worked on the history and philosophy of science. His technical books include Quantum Gravity and Covariant Loop Quantum Gravity. He also wrote The First Scientists: Anaximander and His Legacy and Seven Brief Lectures in Physics—both are large public books. Carlo Rovelli was born in Verona, Italy, in 1956 and studied in Bologna and Padova. He currently works at the Aix-Marseille University in France. Rovelli directs the Quantum Gravity group of the Center for Theoretical Physics of Luminy. He’s also a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and the International Academy of the Philosophy of Science, and an honorary professor at the Normal University of Beijing. In 1995, Carlo Rovelli was awarded the Xanthopoulos Award for “outstanding contributions to theoretical physics.”

Past Programs Featuring Carlo Rovelli

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm