Science Library - free educational site

Lisa Randall

1962

Lisa Randall, b. 1962, theoretical physicist

Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist and writer, whose books, public lectures, TED talk, and mainstream interviews, have inspired a generation of scientists and lay public alike.

  • Nationality
  • American

  • Subject
  • Physics, theoretical

  • Fields
  • Particle Physics, Cosmology, Standard Model, Higg's Boson, Supersymmetry

  • Distinctions
  • Professor Randall has received several honours, including the Andrew Gemant Award (2012), Lilienfield Prize (2007), and the E.A. Wood Science Writing Award (2007).

    She was named as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, in 2007.

  • Posts
  • Professor of Science at Harvard University

  • Publications
  • Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

    Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

    Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, 2013

    Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe, 2015

  • Theories
  • Her research has advanced the Standard Model and supersymmetry theories, and solutions for the hierarchy problem of fundamental force strengths.

    Randall-Sundrum model (with Raman Sundrum), 1999.

    Professor Randall is involved with research at the LHC, CERN, concerning the search for dark matter, and sub-atomic models.

Read about history on ScienceLibrary.info
Lisa Randall, born 1962, theoretical physicist and populariser of physics

Her research into many of today's greatest problems in physics, including dark matter, extra dimensions, cosmological inflation, and the Standard Model, positions her as a leader in her field.

Her books are readable, yet do not omit the necessary complexities to fully understand science. She emphasises the importance of uncertainty, correct use of probability, and laments the superficiality of modern media presentations of science.

Lisa Randall, b. 1962, theoretical physicist
Lisa Randall has written books explaining without dumbing down physics





Choose a subject for more biographies

Latest Item on Science Library

The most recent article is:

Trigonometry

View this item in the topic:

Vectors and Trigonometry

and many more articles in the subject:

Subject of the Week

Physics

Physics is the science of the very small and the very large. Learn about Isaac Newton, who gave us the laws of motion and optics, and Albert Einstein, who explained the relativity of all things, as well as catch up on all the latest news about Physics, on ScienceLibrary.info.

Gravity lens

Test your knowledge!

Question: A cart enters a 20m radius loop at 20 m/s. How much kinetic energy does it have at the top of the loop?




Go to the article about: Potential and Kinetic Energy

Umwelt.Science

Quote of the day...

Development promotes getting rich, but for the majority it only signifies the modernisation of their poverty.

ZumGuy Internet Promotions

English language school