Knocking on Heaven's Door
Speaker: Lisa Randall
Saturday, September 22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Harvard theoretical particle physicist, cosmologist and best-selling author will take the audience on an amazing journey through some of the most perplexing aspects of our universe including extra dimensions in space, cosmological inflation, dark matter and black holes.
Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University. Her 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 understanding 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.