August 9 Lisa Randall Public Lecture

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

Paepcke Auditorium
6:00 pm

Speaker – Lisa Randall, Harvard

Lisa Randall earned her PhD from Harvard University and held professorships at MIT and Princeton University before returning to Harvard in 2001. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and is a past winner of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, and the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. In 2003, she received the Premio Caterina Tomassoni e Felice Pietro Chisesi Award, from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. In autumn, 2004, she was the most cited theoretical physicist of the previous five years. In 2006, she received the Klopsted Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Professor Randall was featured in Seed Magazine's “2005 Year in Science Icons” and in Newsweek's “Who's Next in 2006.” She has helped organize numerous conferences and has been on the editorial board of several major theoretical physics journals.

In 2007, Randall was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People (Time 100) under the section for “Scientists & Thinkers.” Randall was given this honor for her work regarding the evidence of a higher dimension.

Randall has written the libretto for an opera, Hypermusic Prologue: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes, in collaboration with the composer Hèctor Parra and IRCAM.