Sanchez Lecture Explores Einstein at TAMIU Oct. 11

Sánchez Lectures continue Oct. 11 with
‘Einstein in the 21st Century’

Texas A&M International University 2007-2008 A.R. Sánchez Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Alan Lightman, Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Dr. Lightman, an accomplished novelist, essayist, physicist and professor will be discussing “Einstein in the 21st Century.” For over 20 years Lightman has taught physics and astronomy at Harvard University.  He is also an adjunct professor in the Writing and Humanistic Studies Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1981, Lightman began publishing essays about science, the human side of science, and the “mind of science,” beginning with the Smithsonian Magazine followed by Science 82, The New Yorker, and many others. Since their launch, his essays, short fictions and reviews have continued to appear in numerous magazines and catalogs.

Published works include “The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science,” “Including the Original Papers,” “Einstein Dreams” and “The Diagnosis.”

In 1970, Lightman received his B.A. in physics from Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, and his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1974 from the California Institute of Technology.

Download the Sánchez Lecture Series brochure additional Series details and schedule at tamiu.edu/coas

For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 326.2460 or visit offices in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 301.

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– This story by student intern Rebecca Martinez.

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