“The Origins of the Universe”

Professor of Physics, Harvard University

Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Fallon Theatre, FSU Fine Arts Building • map

"The radically new research of Lisa Randall is changing the ways scientists think about the nature of the universe, its origin, and its future." —The New Yorker

Lisa Randall is a theoretical physicist and leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. She is the first woman to earn tenure in physics at Princeton, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard University, where she has served as professor of physics since 2001.

Randall's work in string theory as the quest to explain the underlying physics of the universe has attracted enormous interest from physicists around the world. Most recently, her work has explored the concept of extra dimensions of space. Her popular book, Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions (HarperCollins 2005) was included in the New York Times' 100 notable books of 2005. This honor led to her being named in 2007 one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

In 2004, Randall was recognized as the most cited theoretical physicist in the world, with a reported total of about 10,000 citations. In 2006, she received the Klopsted Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). She was featured in Seed Magazine's “2005 Year in Science Icons” and in Newsweek's “Who's Next in 2006”.

For more information on Prof. Randall's work and brilliant career, visit: physics.harvard.edu