Lisa Randall — Bringing it all together

November 16th, 2015 by

Lisa Randall looks at the world a little differently.  She’s a big picture kind of physicist, literally.   Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe, was just published and is on order for the Physics Library.  She recently recorded a podcast for On Being.  From the website:

“Our world is rich,” Lisa Randall has written, “so rich that two of the most important questions particle physicists ask are: Why this richness? How is all the matter that I see related?” As one of the most influential theoretical physicists working today, she’s increasingly interested in the interconnectedness between fields that have previously operated more autonomously: astronomy, biology, and paleontology. She’s pursuing a theory that “dark matter” might have created the cosmic event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs — and hence humanity’s rise as a species. We explore what she’s discovering, as well as the human questions and takeaways her work throws into relief.

Read more about this in Nature, Scientific American and phys.org  There are lots of other articles, too, only a quick Google search away.

Lisa Randall’s other books are available through the Library Catalog.

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