Carlo Rovelli (1956) is an Italian theoretical physicist and writer. He was educated at universities in Italy, and after obtaining his doctorate worked at the University of Rome and universities in the United States. He lives in France and works at the Center for Theoretical Physics Luminy at the University of Marseille. He is engaged in the research of quantum gravity, and is one of the founders of the theory of quantum gravity loops, but his area of interest also includes history and philosophy of science. In 2019, Foreign Policy magazine ranked him among the 100 most influential thinkers in the world. He authored over 200 scientific papers published in leading scientific journals as well as several books, the most famous of which are Quantum Gravity, What If Time Does Not Exist ?, Seven Short Lessons in Physics, The First Scientist - Anaximander and His Legacy, and Reality is not what it seems.
There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness is Rovelli's fourth book published by TIM press.