Novelist, philanthropist, former physicist
Alan Lightman: Novelist, philanthropist, and former physicist
Alan Lightman, former MIT physicist, international best-selling author and philanthropist, has crammed three formidable careers into one life. He gave up science to write and now spends half his time running his Harpswell Foundation, which helps educate women in Cambodia. Still he’s managed to write a new novel, the recently published “Mr. g’’.