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Lisa Randall

Professor of Physics and Cosmology / Author | Harvard University

Cambridge, United States

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Sustainability & Environment
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

Climate ChangeEducationEntertainmentEnvironmentScienceWriting

Very good at:
+ Evasion
+ Innovation
+ Synthesizing ideas

About me & my work:

I study theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University where I am the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science. My research connects theoretical insights to puzzles in our current understanding of the properties and interactions of matter. I have developed and studied a wide variety of models to address these questions, the most prominent involving extra dimensions of space. My work has involved improving our understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics, supersymmetry, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter. My best-known contribution is the Randall–Sundrum model, first published in 1999 with Raman Sundrum.

I also have a public presence through my writing, lectures, and radio and TV appearances. My books, "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions" and "Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World" were both on the New York Times’ list of 100 Notable Books of the Year. "Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space" was released as a Kindle Single in the summer of 2012 as an update with recent particle physics developments.

I have also pursued art-science connections, writing a libretto for Hypermusic: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes that premiered in the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-curating an art exhibit for the Los Angeles Arts Association, Measure for Measure, which was presented in Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, and at Harvard’s Carpenter Centre.

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