In celebration of World Quantum Day, The Exchange and The Quantum Century Project bring you a conversation between two leaders in their field, quantum physicist Carlo Rovelli and screenwriter Kieran Fitzgerald. Join us for an accessible and user-friendly tour of quantum mechanics (the underlying rules of the physical universe), the weirdness of nature, and possibly even the inner workings of time itself.
Kieran Fitzgerald wrote and directed the feature documentary The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, which was nominated for an Emmy in investigative journalism. With Tommy Lee Jones, he wrote The Homesman, starring Jones and Hilary Swank. He also wrote the Oliver Stone film Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, and the six-part Netflix series Wormwood, directed by Errol Morris. He’s currently working on a sci-fi TV show for A24.
Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist known for his work in quantum gravity. Carlo heads the Quantum Gravity group of the Aix-Marseille University. He has written global best sellers, among which are Seven Brief Lesson on Physics, translated in 44 languages, The Order of Time, and Helgoland on the quantum theory. He was included by Foreign Policy magazine in the 2019 list of the 100 most influential global thinkers.