Alan Lightman

Finalist, 2000 National Book Awards

Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. Currently, he is Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis: A Novel by Alan Lightman, book cover
ISBN 9780679436157 Vintage / Alfred A. Knopf

From the bestselling author of Einstein’s Dreams comes this harrowing tale of one man's struggle to cope in a wired world, even as his own biological wiring short-circuits. More about this book >

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Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. Currently, he is Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Until 2003, he was John Burchard Professor of the Humanities at MIT.

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