Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees. Professor Randall was included in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2007 and was among Esquire magazine’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century.” Professor Randall’s two books, Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011) were New York Times bestsellers and 100 Notable Books. Her stand-alone e-book, Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, was published in 2012 and her new book Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe goes on-sale October 27 from Ecco.
Did Dark Matter Doom the Dinosaurs?
Physicist Lisa Randall explores the theory that a disc of dark matter could have been responsible for the catastrophic collision that extinguished the dinosaurs.
Cosmic Connections: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
An excerpt from “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.”
At STREB Action Lab, Dance and Physics Collide
Choreographer and gravity-junkie Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of physics—with dance.
Amidst Rocky Peaks, Physicists Ponder the Universe
The Aspen Center for Physics, a mountain retreat for theoretical physicists, turns 50 this year.