Fritjof Capra

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Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of theCenter for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California. The Center advances schooling for sustainability; its most recent book on this growing movement in K-12 schools isSmart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (2009). Dr. Capra is on the faculty of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program of the University of California, Berkeley.

 

He also teaches at Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England, and frequently gives management seminars for top executives.

 

Dr. Capra is the author of five international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975),The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), andThe Hidden Connections (2002). He coauthored Green Politics (1984), Belonging to the Universe (1991), and EcoManagement (1993), and coedited Steering Business Toward Sustainability (1995). His most recent book, The Science of Leonardo, was published in hardcover in 2007 and in paperback in 2008. Please see the bibliographyfor full details about publications.

 

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Dr. Capra is the author of four international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975),The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), and The Web of Life (1996). He coauthored Green Politics (1984), Belonging to the Universe (1991), andEcoManagement (1993), and coedited Steering Business Toward Sustainability(1995). The Hidden Connections was published in 2002, and his latest book, The Science of Leonardo, will be published in October, 2007. Please see the bibliographyfor full details on publications.

Capra also cowrote the screenplay for Mindwalk (1990), a film based on his books that starred Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, and John Heard, and was created and directed by his brother, Bernt Capra.


After receiving his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna in 1966, Capra did research in particle physics at the University of Paris (1966-68), the University of California at Santa Cruz (1968-70), the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1970), Imperial College, University of London (1971-74), and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California (1975-88). 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, Capra 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.

 

Capra has been the focus of over 50 television interviews, documentaries, and talk shows in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan, and has been featured in major newspapers and magazines internationally. He was the first subject of the BBC's new documentary series "Beautiful Minds" (2002).

 

Fritjof Capra lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

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