Denison University hosting lecture from Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall

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Denison University's Anderson Lecture Series welcomes Harvard University Professor of Physics Lisa Randall, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics, presenting a lecture, "Knocking on Heaven’s Door" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in Swasey Chapel, located at 200 Chapel Drive. The event, co-sponsored by the Ronneberg Endowment, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cathy Geho at 740-587-6223 or visit

Randall is an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). She has made advances in understanding and testing the Standard Model of particle physics, as well as contributions to cosmological inflation and dark matter.

She studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is the Frank J. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science. Her work has made her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists today. She has been one of Time magazine’s "100 Most Influential People" and Rolling Stone’s RS100: Agents of Change, and both "Knocking on Heaven’s Door" and "Warped Passages" have been named New York Times Notable Books. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. When not solving the problems of the universe, Randall can be found rock climbing, skiing, or contributing to art-science connections. Her libretto for Hypermusic Prologue premiered at the Pompidou Center in Paris in 2009. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. In this lecture, Randall will give an overview of current developments in physics and describe the nature of scientific thinking, with emphasis on the role of scale. She will also discuss how experiments today are expanding the frontiers of knowledge.

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