Green Festival Speakers

Fritjof Capra


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), and EcoManagement (1993), and coedited Steering Business Toward Sustainability (1995). His most recent book, The Hidden Connections, was published in 2002.

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

After receiving his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University ofVienna in 1966, Capra did research in particle physics at theUniversity of Paris (196668), the University of California at SantaCruz (196870), the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1970), ImperialCollege, University of London (197174), and the Lawrence BerkeleyLaboratory at the University of California (197588). He also taught atU.C. Santa Cruz, U.C. Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.

In addition to his research in physics and systems theory, Capra hasbeen engaged in a systematic examination of the philosophical andsocial implications of contemporary science for the past 30 years. Hisbooks on this subject have been acclaimed internationally, and he haslectured widely to lay and professional audiences in Europe, Asia, andNorth 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 andmagazines internationally. He was the first subject of the BBC's newdocumentary series Beautiful Minds (2002).