Novelist & Physicist Alan Lightman at Kerouac Festival, Sept. 30

Alan Lightman of MIT, the author of the best-selling “Einstein’s Dreams” and other works will read from “Mr. g: A Novel about the Creation” on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 3.30 pm, in Alumni Hall, One University Avenue, on the North Campus of UMass Lowell. Last May, Lightman received an honorary degree from UMass Lowell. This event is free and open to the public. For the complete schedule of the Kerouac Literary Festival, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, visit or

A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. (from