ALAN LIGHTMAN is the author of six novels, including the international best seller Einstein's Dreams, and The Diagnosis, a finalist for the National Book Award. He has taught at Harvard and at MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He is currently professor of the practice of the humanities at MIT.
"A roaming, eye-opening, insightful, and literate collection of
science writing . . . Complex science made accessible."-Kirkus
"Lightman's awe about the physical world is infectious. He speaks with the authority of a scientist, specifically a former Harvard astrophysicist, and the eloquence of a novelist . . . Probable Impossibilities offers a primer on many of modern science's most mind-blowing discoveries, incorporating profiles of scientists performing cutting-edge research. Lightman weaves his own story and voice though the book."-Publishers Weekly