Author and theoretical physicist Alan Lightman offers a collection of essays that explore the connections between religion, science, truth and meaning — all with references to his island home in Maine.
Alan Lightman is a theoretical physicist, author of six novels, including the acclaimed "Einstein's Dreams," a memoir, three collections of essays and several books on science. He is currently a professor of the humanities at MIT.
- The Guardian: Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman review – at one with the universe
- New York Times: A Kiss Is Just a Kiss of Immediacy, "Einstein's Dreams" review
- Harper's: The Infinity of the Small, excerpt of "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine"
- Harper's: "What came before the Big Bang?" Lightman essay