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Carlo Rovelli


  • Loop quantum gravity

  • Relational quantum mechanics

  • History and philosophy of science



Professeur de classe exceptionnelle, Department of Physics, Aix-Marseille University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, Western University; Distinguished Visiting Research Chair, Perimeter Institute

Carlo Rovelli 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.

View a full listing of Carlo Rovelli’s publications on arXiv.

Di Biagio, A., Donà, P., & Rovelli, C. (2020). Quantum information and the arrow of time. arXiv preprint arXiv:2010.05734.

Rovelli, C. (2020). Gauge is more than mathematical redundancy. In One Hundred Years of Gauge Theory (pp. 107-110). Springer, Cham.

d’Ambrosio, F., Christodoulou, M., Martin-Dussaud, P., Rovelli, C., & Soltani, F. (2020). The End of a Black Hole’s Evaporation–Part I. arXiv preprint arXiv:2009.05016.

Rovelli, C. (2020). Agency in Physics. arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.05300.

Rovelli, C., & Di Biagio, A. (2021). Stable Facts, Relative Facts. Foundations of Physics, 51(1).

Aiello, S., Albert, A., Garre, S. A., Aly, Z., Ameli, F., Andre, M., … & Migliozzi, P. (2020). Event reconstruction for KM3NeT/ORCA using convolutional neural networks. Journal of Instrumentation, 15(10), P10005.

Howl, R., Vedral, V., Naik, D., Christodoulou, M., Rovelli, C., & Iyer, A. (2021). Non-Gaussianity as a signature of a quantum theory of gravity. PRX Quantum, 2(1), 010325.

Aiello, S., Albert, A., Garre, S. A., Aly, Z., Ameli, F., Andre, M., … & Migliozzi, P. (2020). gSeaGen: The KM3NeT GENIE-based code for neutrino telescopes. Computer Physics Communications, 256, 107477.

Rovelli, C. (2019). Can we travel to the past? Irreversible physics along closed timelike curves. arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.04702.

Rovelli, C. (2019). Neither presentism nor eternalism. Foundations of Physics, 49(12), 1325-1335.

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