Multiple Universes – Interview with Dr. Lisa Randall

by David Lemberg on August 15, 2008

in Physics and Cosmology

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Dr. Lisa Randall is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Harvard University and author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimension (2005). Warped Passages was one of The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2005.

Professor Randall was recently named winner of the 2007 Julius Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society for her seminal work in particle physics and cosmology, and her “tireless efforts to engage both specialists and non-specialists” regarding advances in these fields.

In our terrific SCIENCE AND SOCIETY interview on 4-5-06, Professor Randall discusses

  • How is gravity connected to the geometry of space-time
  • The overall concept of warped geometry
  • Evaluation of the hierarchy problem – an unsolved element of the Standard Model
  • Kaluza Klein particles
  • The concept of “time evolution”
  • The concept of locally localized gravity
  • Why is it necessary, ultimately, to resolve quantum mechanics and general relativity at small distances
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