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Einstein's Dreams author, Alan Lightman, @ MCAD


Einstein's Dreams Author at MCAD
World-renowned physicist and author Alan Lightman will close MCAD's fall series of lectures, films, and course projects on Space/Time with a talk on Monday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Auditorium 150 and then a community forum on science, education, and creativity on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:30 in the College Center. The two events will provide final reflection on science and art by the author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, a fictional account of the month Einstein worked on his theory of special relativity.

Lightman, who teaches at M.I.T., was the first professor there to hold a joint appointment in physics and humanities. He implemented communications course requirements for all M.I.T. majors in an effort to bridge the gap between "the two cultures." His essay "In the Name of Love?" was the first article about love and language published in Nature, the prestigious international science journal, and his "The First Law of Thermodynamics" was the first short story published in the physics journal Physics Today. Lightman has written over a dozen books on topics including astrophysics, art, and religion, and has lectured at more than one hundred universities nationwide.


What: An Evening with Alan Lightman
When: Monday, November 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Where: MCAD Auditorium 150


What: Community Forum on Science, Education, and Creativity
When: Tuesday, November 10, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Where: MCAD College Center

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