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Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman appears in the following:

Alan Lightman Takes Us Back to the Creation of the Universe

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Physicist Alan Lightman considers the possibility of multiple big bangs and discusses quantum tunneling. 

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The Trouble with Everything

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The desire to trace your way back to the very beginning, to understand everything -- whether it's the mysteries of love or the mechanics of the universe -- is deeply human. It might also be deeply flawed.

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Yellow Fluff and Other Curious Encounters

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stories of love and loss in the name of science.

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Thrill of Discovery

Monday, January 12, 2009

Erica Carmel was unimpressed in her physics class at MIT when a professor demonstrated that by swinging a bucket full of water around on a rope, he could invert the bucket above him without it dumping all over him. After all, she had made the same discovery when she was ...

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Time, Ruins, DJ Screw

Saturday, October 12, 2002

Host Kurt Andersen and novelist and physicist Alan Lightman talk about how art plays with time.

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Physicist Alan Lightman on Time

Saturday, October 12, 2002

Kurt Andersen and novelist and Alan Lightman talk about how art plays with time. Lightman is a novelist and physicist. He is an adjunct Professor of Humanities at MIT and the author of several books including Einstein's Dreams and, most recently, The Diagnosis.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)

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Time, Telephone Ring, 10,000-Year Clock

Saturday, May 18, 2002

We look at time. Host Kurt Andersen and physicist Alan Lightman examine time as a creative tool in movies, in painting, in fiction, and in real life. And a sound designer charts the evolution of the telephone ring.

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Physicist Alan Lightman on Time

Saturday, May 18, 2002

Kurt Andersen and novelist and Alan Lightman talk about how art plays with time. Lightman is a novelist and physicist. He is an adjunct Professor of Humanities at MIT and the author of several books including Einstein's Dreams and, most recently, The Diagnosis.

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