Lisa Randall

Scientist and writer, specialising in quantum mechanics issues ranging from elementary particles to the theory of multiple universes (multiverse).

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Lisa Randall (New York, 1962) is a chair professor of physics at Harvard University, where she studies the details of particle physics and cosmology. Her work on supersymmetry, unification theory and cosmological inflation have made her one of the most cited theoretical physicists of recent years. Some of her works are Warped Passages, Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions (Penguin, 2005), Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space (HarperCollins, 2012) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World (HarperCollins, 2011).

She was the first woman chair professor in theoretical physics at the MIT, then in Princeton, and later at Harvard. In 2007she was named by Time magazine as one of the hundred most influential people in the “Scientists and Thinkers” section.

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