Imatge de l'autor

Alan Lightman

Autor/a de Els Somnis d'Einstein

42+ obres 10,079 Membres 262 Ressenyes 14 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Alan Lightman was born in Memphis, Tennessee on November 28, 1948. After completing an A.B. at Princeton University in 1970, a Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in 1974, and postdoctoral studies at Cornell University in 1976, he moved directly into academia, teaching astronomy and mostra'n més physics at Harvard University, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the 1980s, he found a way to combine his literary and scientific interests when he began to write essays about science. He explored astronomy, cosmology, particle physics, space exploration, and the life of a scientist, writing about these topics in a way that makes them understandable to the average reader. Many of his essays can be found in the collections Time Travel and Papa Joe's Pipe and A Modern-Day Yankee in a Connecticut Court and Other Essays on Science. He is the author of Ancient Light: Our Changing View of the Universe, which won the Boston Globe's 1991 Critics' Choice award for non-fiction; and is co-author of Origins: The Lives and Worlds of Modern Cosmologists, which received an award from the Association of American Publishers in 1990. In the 1990's, he branched out into fiction, although still with a focus on science. His novels include Einstein's Dreams, Good Benito, and The Diagnosis. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Brian Smith

Obres de Alan Lightman

Els Somnis d'Einstein (1992) 5,126 exemplars, 149 ressenyes
The Diagnosis (2000) 608 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Good Benito (1994) 427 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Mr g: A Novel About the Creation (2012) 295 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Ghost (2007) 279 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
The Future of Spacetime (2002) — Col·laborador — 272 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Reunion (2003) 258 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Editor; Introducció — 214 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine (2018) 207 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Editor — 193 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dance for Two: Essays (1996) 179 exemplars
In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books) (2018) 93 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Screening Room: Family Pictures (1656) 73 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Time Travel and Papa Joe's Pipe (1984) 52 exemplars
Ada and the Galaxies (2021) 48 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Modern Day Yankee (1986) 45 exemplars
Three Flames: A Novel (2019) 45 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Song of Two Worlds (2009) 36 exemplars
Isabel and the Invisible World (2023) 15 exemplars
Heart of the Horse (2004) 15 exemplars
World Is Too Much with Me (2005) 1 exemplars
Einstein's Dreams 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Planilàndia (1884) — Introducció, algunes edicions9,854 exemplars, 184 ressenyes
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (2006) — Col·laborador — 1,103 exemplars, 33 ressenyes
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 239 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest (2013) — Col·laborador — 150 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Best American Science Writing 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Granta 40: The Womanizer (1992) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Best American Science Writing 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars, 3 ressenyes


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Lightman, Alan
Nom oficial
Lightman, Alan Paige
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Llocs de residència
Memphis, Tennessee, USA (birth)
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Pasadena, California, USA
Ithaca, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Princeton University (1970 | Physics)
California Institute of Technology (1974 | Ph.D. | Theoretical Physics)
director (MIT program in writing and humanistic studies)
Harpswell Foundation
Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Premis i honors
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1996)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Bowdoin College | 2005)
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts (Memphis College of Arts | 2006)
Honorary Doctorate of Humanities (University of Maryland | 2006)
Literary Light of the Boston Public Library (1995)
Andrew Gemant Award (1996 | American Institute of Physics) (mostra-les totes 11)
Distinguished Alumni Award (California Institute of Technology | 2003)
Distinguished Arts and Humanities Medal for Literature (Germantown Arts Alliance of Tennessee | 2003)
John P. McGovern Science and Society Award (Sigma Xi | 2006)
Sydney Award (2011, 2016)
Gyorgy Kepes Prize in the Arts (1998)
Biografia breu
Alan Paige Lightman is an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently a professor of the practice of the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Tot i no estar completament d'acord amb l'enfoc i solució als diferents "mons" dels somnis, és innegable que cada plantejament aboca a la reflexió tant per les seves semblances com per les seves diferències i fins i tot acabes trobant paral·lelismes amb la realitat que percebem. I això és lògic ja que per descriure aquests mons només podem fer-ho a través d'allò que coneixem. El resultat és com un rosari d'alternatives que no fan més que suggerir i posar en marxa la nostra imaginació.… (més)
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