Lisa Randall – Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Posted on November 11, 2011 by


Professor Lisa Randall is a theoretical particle physicist and cosmologist at Harvard University. Randall’s studies have made her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists. She also has a public presence through her writing, lectures, and radio and TV appearances.

Her book Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions was included in the New York Times’ 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall was included in the list of Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ of 2007 and was featured in Newsweek’s ‘Who’s Next in 2006’ as ‘one of the most promising theoretical physicists of her generation’.

Randall has received numerous awards and honors for her scientific endeavors. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Randall is an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Her latest book is Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World.

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