Author and physicist Lightman to read new book at Burke’s

Burke’s Book Store will welcome back Memphis native Alan Lightman on Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. to read from and sign copies of his new book, “The Accidental Universe: The World we Thought we Knew” (Pantheon, $24 hardback).  Reading will begin at 6 pm.

Lightman is the author of six novels, two collections of essays, and several books on science.  A theoretical physicist as well as a novelist, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT and was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment at MIT in science and in the humanities.

“A Walden for our digital, cosmological, and quantum age from a modern-day Thoreau,” said Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” about Lightman’s work.

Lightman is also the author of “Einstein’s Dreams” and “Reunion.” He currently lives in the Boston area.

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