Can science prove the existence of God? Is this universe we inhabit the only one? Can a religious experience be scientifically validated? 

During a May 6 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, Alan Lightman pondered these timeless, unanswerable questions using his training as both a scientist and a novelist, always careful to include historical and contemporary perspectives.

Watch his talk (May 6, 2015)

Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. Currently professor of humanities at MIT, he was the first professor there to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. He is the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions.

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SFI’s 2014 Community Lectures are made possible through the generous support of Thornburg Investment Management.

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