Lisa Randall

Theoretical Physicist, Author, and Educator

Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist working in particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard University. Her research includes elementary particles, fundamental forces and extra dimensions of space. She studies the Standard Model, supersymmetry, possible solutions to the hierarchy problem concerning the relative weakness of gravity, cosmology of extra dimensions, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter. She contributed to the Randall–Sundrum model, first published in 1999 with Raman Sundrum.

Book Recommendations


I Capture the Castle

by Dodie Smith

I'll give to young girls–I really love the book I Capture the Castle. That sounds like an odd choice from a physicist, but I think it's a really lovely book about the importance of art and understanding the world. It's a young adult book by Dodie Smith, but it's lovely.

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