Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international bestsellers that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. A Vienna-born physicist and systems theorist, Capra first became popularly known for his book, “The Tao of Physics,” which explored the ways in which modern physics was changing our worldview from a mechanistic to a holistic and ecological one. His most recent book, “The Systems View of Life,” presents a grand new synthesis integrating the biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions of life into one unified vision. Capra is a founding director of the Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy, which is dedicated to advancing ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education, and serves on the faculty of the Amana-Key executive education program in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in the UK, and serves on the Council of the Earth Charter Initiative.