A journalist, writer and populariser of science, he has made many highly successful television programmes dedicated to science, history and the economy. Over the last thirty years he has invented hundreds of programmes, from the nature documentaries “Quark speciale” and “Il mondo di Quark”, to the science programme “Quark”, beginning in 1980. His more recent programmes include “Superquark” (1995) and “Ulisse” (2000). He has written many books, translated into various languages, on different subjects: from physics and biology to psychology and technological development. Over his career, he has received considerable recognition, including nine honorary degrees for his work as a populariser and the Telegatto lifetime achievement award in 2002, while in 2004 he was given the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.