Business Courier: Physicist joins composer for fund-raiser discussion

Author Alan Lightman also will give a public lecture Friday at Probasco Auditorium

The Cincinnati Business Courier highlighted the upcoming visit of an acclaimed physicist and TV presenter to the University of Cincinnati, where he will give a free public lecture on “the Miraculous from the Material.”

Alan Lightman is a best-selling author of books such as “Einstein's Dreams” and “The Transcendent Brain” examining the role spirituality plays in our understanding of our place in the universe.

He will give a free public talk 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Probasco Auditorium sponsored by UC's Institute for Research in Sensing, the Center for Public Engagement with Science, the Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration and the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception.

Lightman also will take part in a ticketed fund-raiser at the creative nonprofit the Well. Lightman will join UC graduate and composer Brian Raphael Nabors for an evening of music and conversation. The ticketed event is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Well in Camp Washington (2868 Colerain Ave.) Single tickets are $100.

Lightman is a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He hosts the PBS show “Searching: Our quest for meaning in the age of science.”

UC's Institute for Research in Sensing will play host to another year of its Alloy Discussion Series, lively roundtable talks by varied experts and artists. The first event is titled “Somatics, Sensing, Healing and Hope” from 7 to 9 p.m. March 28 at the Well in Camp Washington (2868 Colerain Ave.)

Read the Cincinnati Business Courier story.

Featured image at top: A gas cloud in the Orion Nebula as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo/G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay and F. Summers/NASA

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