Alan Lightman

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Birthday
28, 1948
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1948 (age 69)
Birthplace
Tennessee

About

An American physicist, writer, and professor, he is particularly known for his international bestseller, Einstein's Dreams. He worked for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught both humanities and science courses.

Before Fame

He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in physics and subsequently received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology.

Trivia

In 2003, he founded the Harpswell Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering female leaders in Cambodia.

Family Life

He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He later married and had two daughters.

Associated With

His book, Einstein's Dreams, tells the (fictional) story of the personal life of a young Albert Einstein.