Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is a Frank J. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science. Randall’s physics research connects theoretical insights to addressing puzzles in our understanding of the properties of matter, the Universe, and space. She is an exceptional thinker with the ability to connect complex science to the everyday world around us. Randall has also contributed to the arts in writing the libretto, Hypermusic Prologue: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes which premiered at Paris’s prestigious Centre Pompidou. And she is an avid rock climber, exploring terrain across the globe.
Randall was featured on Time Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People” of 2007 and her books Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011) were featured on New York Times’ lists of “100 Notable Books.” Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, is a sweeping evolution of the Universe, the Milky Way, the Solar System and of life.