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Science Communication Talk - Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2013-14: Alan Lightman, MIT

February 20, 2014

Alan Lightman is an essayist, novelist, and physicist. This spring, he is a visiting Professor of English at Brown, teaching an advanced course on The Essay in the Nonfiction Writing Program.  He is currently professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with dual faculty appointments in science and the humanities.

Lightman’s essays and articles have appeared in Harper’s The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Granta, and other publication.  Lightman’s books include A Sense of the Mysterious, The discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Science, Einstein’s Dreams, The Diagnosis, and Mr g, a novel about creation as told by God.  Lightman has won numerous awards and is the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees.

This event takes place at the Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel on 2/25/2014 at 6:30PM.