In The Smallest Lights in the Universe, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet and her unexpected discovery of new love.
'Seager's beautifully written memoir strikes the perfect balance, weaving a richly told personal story with a clear and accessible tale of the birth and development of a new kind of astronomy - the search for other worlds like our own' Katie Mack, astrophysicist, author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
'I absolutely loved this book. It presents both cutting edge science and the deeply human side of a MacArthur award winning woman astrophysicist. While searching for other planets in the universe, she grieves for her husband who died of cancer' Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain