Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Alan Lightman
Professor of the Practice of the Humanities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SFI News:

SFI Community Lecture presents: The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew by Alan Lightman at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

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. 

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.

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The 2015 Community Lecture series is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Thornburg Investment Management.

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