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Lewis Thomas Prize

Carlo Rovelli, Ph.D.

Honoring the Scientist as Poet

Carlo Rovelli, Ph.D.
Professeur de classe exceptionnelle
Aix-Marseille University
Author of There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important than Kindness
APRIL 9, 2024

An International Award for Writing About Science

Throughout history, scientists and writers have sought to communicate with one another, despite barriers of language and process. The Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science honors the rare individual who bridges both worlds—whose voice and vision can tell us about science’s aesthetic and philosophical dimensions, providing not merely new information but cause for reflection, even revelation.

The Lewis Thomas Prize was established in 1993 by the trustees of The Rockefeller University and presented to Lewis Thomas, its first recipient, that year.