Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli (1956 - ) is a theoretical physicist with research interests in loop quantum gravity, relational quantum mechanics, and the history and philosophy of science. He is a Professeur de classe exceptionnelle in the Department of Physics at Aix-Marseille University. He is also an Associate member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western University and a Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute. Rovelli is the founder of the quantum gravity group of the Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT) of the Aix-Marseille University.

In addition to scholarly publications, Carlo Rovelli is also the author of a number of popular science books. His 2014 book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, has been translated into 41 different languages and remains one of the best-selling science books of all-time, with over one million copies sold. His most recent book, Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution, offers a unique explanation of quantum mechanics for lay readers.

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World

Carlo Rovelli is an internationally beloved rockstar of theoretical physics, but he has thoughts on subjects other than loop quantum gravity theory. In this collection of essays, Rovelli mulls over life, culture, philosophy, politics, and obscure-but-entertaining bits of history and biography. All the essays come together to form a vision of the kind of world Rovelli wishes for humanity: one defined by tolerance and kindness. 

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