Keynote speaker Alan Lightman will be interviewed for Pioneers On-Air series. The video will play live on Facebook. This is your chance to ask him your questions.
Pioneers On-Air consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience on Facebook. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his/her topic in a more personal way.
The video will also be recorded and added to the KAUST YouTube channel later on.
Alan Paige Lightman
Alan Lightman is an American physicist and writer. He has a PhD in physics from the California Institute of Technology. His scientific research has been in the areas of general relativity, radiation processes, and stellar dynamics. His literary essays and articles have appeared in the Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, Salon, and many others.
His six novels include Einstein’s Dreams, which has been translated into 30 languages, and The Diagnosis, a finalist for the National Book Award. Lightman has served on the faculties of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was the first person at MIT to receive a joint faculty appointment in the sciences and the humanities.
Lightman is currently professor of the practice of the humanities at MIT. In 2005, he founded the Harpswell Foundation, whose mission is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Southeast Asia.
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