Physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur Alan Lightman is someone who literally embodies the synergy between art and science. In his scientific work, Alan has made fundamental contributions to the astrophysics of black holes and is known as the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into dozens of independent theatrical productions on college campuses. His upcoming book is a lyrical meditation on religion and science.
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