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SEARCHING is a new series hosted by physicist and best-selling author Alan Lightman. Three hour-long programs explore the human questions raised by modern science.
Premiering on public television and streaming January 2023LEARN MORE
Meet SEARCHING's distinguished guests—including top scientists, philosophers, faith leaders, and even a humanoid robot. In the series, they join host Alan Lightman in deep and lively discussions exploring our quest for meaning. View their bios and learn more about their work.LEARN MORE
Throughout SEARCHING, Alan visits many scientifically and historically significant locations. Explore the places and projects featured in the series and learn more about the ground-breaking science these labs, institutes, and notable locations have contributed to our quest for meaning.LEARN MORE
Throughout his life, physicist and author Alan Lightman has explored the nuanced intersections of science, theology and philosophy. In “SEARCHING,” he embarks on a revealing journey to the nexus of science and philosophy in his personal quest to define what it means to be human in our data-driven, scientific world.LEARN MORE
atoms and molecules?
to get answers to the
biggest questions in science?
able to predict whether
two people will fall in love?