Lisa Randall gives Special Colloquium on Monday morning, March 2

Lisa Randall
Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard staff photographer

Editor’s note: Location of the colloquium is now moved to One West.

Harvard physicist and author Lisa Randall is visiting Fermilab and will give a colloquium on Monday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in One West. Come and hear her new ideas about dark matter in her talk titled “Darkly Charged Dark Matter.”

Randall is the Frank B. Baird Jr. professor of science at Harvard University.  She is a highly cited and influential theoretical physicist studying particle physics and cosmology, prominently known for her work on extra dimensions, the Randall-Sundrum model, carried out in collaboration with Raman Sundrum. Randall’s work includes improving the understanding of Standard Model of particle physics and new physics models beyond the Standard Model, as well as cosmological inflation, baryogenesis and dark matter.

Randall is also a prolific writer. She is the author of “Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions,” “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World,” “Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space,” and “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe.”

Randall has won numerous prizes and awards for her innovative scientific contributions to elementary particle physics and cosmology as well as for communicating her work to the public at large through her popular science books and public lectures. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Pushpa Bhat is a senior scientist in the Particle Physics Division and the Directorate and a member of the Fermilab Colloquium Committee, which organizes the Colloquium series.