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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: An Evening with Dr. Lisa Randall [Video]

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Dr. Lisa Randall is a world-renowned theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and the Frank J. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, where she researches and teaches theoretical particle physics and cosmology. Her most recent book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe (2015) received critical praise from far and wide, continuing a string of bestselling science books of the highest caliber. One esteemed fellow physicist hailed the book as “a masterpiece of science writing: a detective story that illuminates the nature of scientific research while explaining how our very existence may be connected to unexpected properties of the dark matter that fills the universe.”

Dr. Randall’s research connects theoretical insights to puzzles in our current understanding of the properties and interactions of matter. She has developed and studied a wide variety of models to address these questions, the most prominent involving extra dimensions of space. Her work has involved improving our under-standing of the Standard Model of particle physics, supersymmetry, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter. Randall’s research also explores ways to experimentally test and verify ideas and her current research focuses in large part on the Large Hadron Collider and dark matter searches and models.

7th Annual Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture.

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Order and Chaos (2016-2017).


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