James A. Little Theater
Community Event
Speaker: 
Alan Lightman

The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Can science prove the existence of God? Is this universe we inhabit the only one? Can a religious experience be scientifically proven? Lightman ponders these timeless, unanswerable questions using his training as both a scientist and a novelist, always careful to include historical and contemporary perspectives. Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist and educator. Currently professor of humanities at MIT, he was the first professor there to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. Lightman is the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions.

SFI’s Community Lecture series is generously sponsored by Thornburg Investment Management

AuthorsAlan Lightman

Can science prove the existence of God? Is this universe we inhabit the only one? Can a religious experience be scientifically proven? Lightman ponders these timeless, unanswerable questions using his training as both a scientist and a novelist, always careful to include historical and contemporary perspectives. Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist and educator. Currently professor of humanities at MIT, he was the first professor there to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. Lightman is the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions.

SFI’s Community Lecture series is generously sponsored by Thornburg Investment Management

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SFI Community Lecture

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