Writer and Physicist Alan Lightman Finds Room for Science and Spirituality

He’s a scientist who works on deeply complicated theories of astrophysics and extreme temperatures. He’s a novelist whose writing has been called “intellectually provocative” by Salman Rushdie. He’s an essayist whose new book proposes a truce between science and religion. Alan Lightman and his Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine were the focus at a standing-room-only Monitor-sponsored event at the Boston Book Festival.

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