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Novelist and theoretical physicist Alan Lightman to lecture as Stanford Distinguished Professor
The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities announces that award-winning novelist and theoretical physicist Alan Lightman will give a lecture as Stanford Distinguished Professor. Lightman, whom The Los Angeles Times has called "a scientist who is a humanist in the noblest sense of the word,” will present “At the Crossroads of Art & Science: The Physicist as Novelist” at 7:00 pm on Wednesday March 28, 2012 in the Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive, UM School of Business Administration, on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. The public is welcome and admission is free of charge.
Lightman’s playful and profound new novel, Mr g, the story of Creation as told by God, was just released on January 24, 2012. The New York Times Book Review praised Mr g as “a soulful riff on the birth and eventual demise of our universe.” His novel Einstein's Dreams(1993) was an international bestseller and has been translated into thirty languages. It has been the basis of more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions. Lightman’s The Diagnosis was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award in fiction. The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Science was named by Discover Magazine as one of the ten best books on science in 2005.
Lightman has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT. He was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities at MIT, where he is an adjunct professor of Humanities. He is the author of six novels, a book-length narrative poem, two collections of essays, and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications.
Registration is required for Professor Lightman’s lecture. Admission is free of charge. For further information and to register please visit:
March 20, 2012