Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall at TED
Born (1962-06-18) June 18, 1962
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Residence Massachusetts, United States
Nationality American
Fields Physics
Institutions Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
Princeton University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Alma mater Stuyvesant High School
Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Howard Georgi
Doctoral students Csaba Csáki, Eric Sather, Witold Skiba, Shu-fang Su, Emanuel Katz, Matthew Schwartz, Shiyamala Thambyahpillai, Liam Fitzpatrick, David Simmons-Duffin, Brian Shuve
Known for Randall–Sundrum model
Warped Passages
Notable awards Klopsteg Memorial Award (2006)
Lilienfeld Prize (2007)
Andrew Gemant Award (2012)

Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist and leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard University.[1] Her research includes elementary particles and fundamental forces and she has developed and studied a wide variety of models, the most recent involving extra dimensions of space. She has advanced the understanding and testing of the Standard Model, supersymmetry, possible solutions to the hierarchy problem concerning the relative weakness of gravity, cosmology of extra dimensions, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter.[2] Her best-known contribution is the Randall–Sundrum model, first published in 1999 with Raman Sundrum.[3]


  • Early life and education 1
  • Academia 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Bibliography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and education

Randall was born in

  • Professor Randall's website at Harvard
  • Reprinted Op-Ed from The New York Times of Sunday, September 18, 2005
  • Lisa Randall's Edge Bio Page
  • On Gravity, Oreos and a Theory of Everything (New York Times, November 1, 2005)
  • [2] (archived from Radio Interview) from This Week in Science May 9, 2006 Broadcast
  • Profile in Scientific American October 2005
  • [1]
  • Lisa Randall is interviewed by Charlie Rose

External links

  1. ^ a b c d "Faculty: Lisa Randall". Harvard University Department of Physics. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Lisa Randall". NAS. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Randall, Lisa; Sundrum, Raman (1999). "Large Mass Hierarchy from a Small Extra Dimension".  
  4. ^ a b "Lisa Randall".  
  5. ^ "The String is The Thing Brian Greene Unravels the Fabric of the Universe".  
  6. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae of Lisa Randall". Harvard University — Department of Physics. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Professor Franklin's web page at Harvard
  8. ^ "Notable Female Physicists". Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Class of 1984: Lisa Randall Randall's Theory Increases Number of Dimensions in Physical Universe".  
  10. ^ Rawe, Julie. "Time 100." Time Magazine May 14, 2007: 108.
  11. ^ "Opera in the Fifth Dimension". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 




Randall has written the libretto for an opera, Hypermusic Prologue: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes, in collaboration with the composer Hèctor Parra.[11]

In 2007, Randall was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People (Time 100) under the section for "Scientists & Thinkers". Randall was given this honor for her work regarding the evidence of a higher dimension.[10]

[9] Randall's sister,

Personal life

Randall at TED 2006

[6][1] After her graduate work at Harvard, Randall held professorships at

Randall researches particle physics and cosmology at Harvard, where she is a professor of theoretical physics. Her research concerns elementary particles and fundamental forces, and has involved the study of a wide variety of models, the most recent involving extra dimensions of space. She has also worked on supersymmetry, Standard Model observables, cosmological inflation, baryogenesis, grand unified theories, and general relativity. Randall's books Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions and Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World have both been on New York Times 100 notable books lists.[1]