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Summer Reading 2015
In the Media


Interviews and Talks:


Alan Lightman, 'Science and the Human Spirit'
MAY 06, 200512:00 AM ET


MIT Interview: Alan Lightman--Einstein
To celebrate the birthday of Albert Einstein, we turn to Professor Alan Lightman, best-selling author of Einstein's Dreams. In this interview excerpt, the physicist/author examines the role of art in education and our lives. Lightman is the first professor at MIT to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. For more information about Lightman, visit Writing and Humanistic Studies.


The physicist as novelist: Alan Lightman at TEDx Wellesley College


'The Ghost of My Childhood' by Alan Lightman


Book Reviews:


A Kiss Is Just a Kiss of Immediacy
by Dennis Overbye
New York Times
Published: January 3, 1993 


Time and Time Again: EINSTEIN'S DREAMS
by Richard Eder
Los Angeles Times
Published January 10, 1993


Podcasts and Blogs:


Radiolab: "Time"

Why half of the life you experience is over by age 7