Physicist, philosopher, writer. Author of The Tao of Physics.
A Ph.D in theoretical physics and research work in particle physics, but also in philosophy and the implication of science in everyday life. Acclaimed author of international bestsellers like "The Tao of Physics". His topics are science and philosophy.
Fritjof Capra is the author of four international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, Uncommon Wisdom, and The Web of Life. He co-authored Green Politics, Belonging to the Universe, and EcoManagement. He co-edited Steering Business Toward Sustainability. His latest book, The Science of Leonardo, was published in 2007.
After receiving his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna, Fritjof did research in particle physics at the University of Paris, the University of California, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Imperial College, University of London, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California. He also taught at U.C. Santa Cruz, U.C. Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.
In addition to his research in physics and systems theory, Fritjof has been engaged in a systematic examination of the philosophical and social implications of contemporary science for the past 30 years. His books on this subject have been acclaimed internationally, and he has lectured widely to lay and professional audiences in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.
Fritjof has been the focus of over 50 television interviews, documentaries, and talk shows around the world, and has been regularly featured in major newspapers and magazines internationally. He was the first subject of the BBCs new documentary series "Beautiful Minds"