"Alan Lightman is a physicist, novelist, and essayist born in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams."
The full title of this book is "Time Travel and Papa Joe's Pipe - Essays on the Human Side of Science". His novel, "Reunion", is one of the two or three best books I've read this year, so I was eager to read this book of essays. It was all right, but not as rich or rewarding as I had hoped.
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