Lisa Randall at College of DuPage – Sunday, March 1

Lisa Randall, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m.
Book signing to follow lecture. Educator reception at 6 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage

During this talk, Randall explores the latest developments in physics that have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution and the fundamental forces that drive its operation.

An expert on both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects of which we know) and cosmology (the study of the largest), she shows how we decide which scientific questions to study and how we go about answering them. She will also examine the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty and truth in scientific thinking.

One of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Randall is a professor at Harvard University, where she studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology, currently focusing on dark matter.
Ticket Information:
General admission: $20

Students with ID: $5
Students must present a valid school/college ID at the box office when picking up tickets.

COD students, faculty and staff: Free
COD students, faculty and staff must present their valid ID at the MAC box office for a single free ticket. Tickets must be picked up by Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

Tickets may be ordered online at A service fee will be added to your order. You may avoid the service charge by calling the box office directly at (630) 942-4000.