Carlo Rovelli (born 3 May 1956) is an Italian theoretical physicist, philosopher and writer who has worked in Italy, the United States and since 2000, in France. His work is mainly in the field of quantum gravity, where he is among the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. He has also worked in the history and philosophy of science. He collaborates regularly with several Italian newspapers, and his small popular science book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has been translated in 41 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.
In 1981, Rovelli graduated Physics from the University of Bologna, and in 1986 he obtained his PhD at the University of Padova, Italy.He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Rome, Trieste, and at Yale University. Rovelli was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh from 1990 to 2000. He currently works in the Centre de Physique Théorique de Luminy of Aix-Marseille University. He has also long held the post of Affiliated Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1995 he obtained International Xanthopoulos Award of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation, "for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics". Rovelli is a honorary Professor of the Beijing Normal University in China and a member of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences, as well as honorary member of the Accademia di Agricoltura, Scienze e Lettere di Verona. Some of his most aclaimed works are Quantum Gravity (2004), Che cos'è la scienza. La rivoluzione di Anassimandro (2009), Sette brevi lezioni di fisica (2014), L'ordine del tempo (2018).
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