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Think Forum - Alan Lightman - The Physicist as Novelist

Think Forum
Maltz Center - 1855 Ansel Road
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM (ET)

Think Forum Featuring Alan Lightman, Theoretical Physicist and Novelist

Case Western Reserve University invites the campus and Greater Cleveland community to engage with prominent academic leaders and international experts through the Think Forum lecture series.

Think Forum - “The Physicist as Novelist”

Alan Lightman – Theoretical Physicist and Novelist
Both an eminent theoretical physicist and a celebrated novelist, Alan Lightman bridges the gap between the worlds of art, the humanities, and the science of understanding ourselves. A true renaissance man, Alan has made groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of black holes, published one of the most widely-used textbooks on Einstein, and has written for Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and more. In this lecture, Alan Lightman draws on his unique personal experience as both a physicist and a novelist to discuss the similarities and differences in the way that the sciences and the arts approach the world, their different conceptions of truth, their different methodologies, and the similarities in their creative process. For example, all questions in science have definite answers, while questions in the arts (and often the humanities) do not have definite answers—and sometimes no answer at all.

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