Oprah Winfrey 2020 Vision Tour: Prof. Alan Lightman (2020)

Oprah speaks with Professor Alan Lightman, a novelist, essayist, physicist, and Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at MIT. This conversation is part of Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour; here she discusses Lightman's thoughts about the presence, authenticity, and meanings of spiritual experiences. Lightman's ideas are also expressed in a recent article in The Atlantic, in which he describes the rush and "heave" of the modern world, and explores the benefits of finding time for stillness and quiet.


Timeline: 2020s
School: School of Science
Department: Physics
Career: Arts & HumanitiesCommunity
Object: Video
Collection: COVID-19, Faculty, Faith, Pop Culture, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Women