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Lightman Speaks in Memphis

Memphis native Alan Lightman speaks in his hometown about “The Physicist as Humanist”

November 16, 2012 Novelist, essayist, physicist, MIT professor, and Memphis native Alan Lightman will make an appearance at the First Unitarian Church of Memphis on November 16th. His lecture topic, “The Physicist as Humanist: Science, Art, and Religion,” speaks to the complex interplay between science and metaphysics that are at the heart of Lightman’s most recent book, Mr g: A Novel about the Creation. When interviewed by the Memphis Flyer’s Leonard Gill, Lightman emphasized the importance of spirituality in his own life, referring to himself as a “spiritual atheist.” To read the Memphis Flyer’s notice about Lightman’s appearance, click here.

To read Chapter 16’s review of Mr g: A Novel about the Creation, click here.