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Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall - Professor of Science at Harvard University and author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions.

 

Lisa Randall appears in the following:

What Should Americans Be Worried About?

Monday, February 11, 2013

In advance of President Obama's speech, The Takeaway is asking the difficult questions the President will likely ignore on Tuesday. In 2013, what should weigh on American minds?

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Physics: Illuminating the Universe

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Lisa Randall, Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World and Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, talks about the new discoveries in field of physics, including new evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson. She’ll explain what it is and why it matters. Her most recent book is the Kindle Single Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space.

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Follow Friday: Employment Report and the Higgs Boson Particle

Friday, July 06, 2012

Friday on The Takeaway means a chance to look back at this week’s big stories. Talking about the new employment numbers, Anderson Cooper, the Higgs Boson particle and more are Jeff Yang, Charlie Herman, and Lisa Randall.

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Lisa Randall: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Friday, July 06, 2012

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall is at the forefront of the search for new theories about how the universe works.  She’s especially interested in dark matter and is involved in work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.  And although her work requires complex math and work on the theoretical ...

Bonus Track: Kurt's extended conversation with Lisa Randall

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The Higgs Boson Is Found

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Lisa Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University and the author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. Randall will discuss the latest news about the recently discovered particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson, the final major component of the Standard Model.

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Lisa Randall: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Friday, December 16, 2011

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall is at the forefront of the search for new theories about how the universe works.  She’s especially interested in dark matter and is involved in work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.  And although her work requires complex math and work on the theoretical ...

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The God Particle Announcement

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lisa Randall, professor of science at Harvard University and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, reviews an announcement from the CERN physics lab in Europe that scientists may have glimpsed the Higgs boson, also known as the "God Particle."

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How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

Monday, October 03, 2011

Lisa Randall explains the latest developments in physics that have the potential to radically change our understanding of the world—its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive it. In Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World she explores the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth in scientific thinking through conversations with leading figures in other fields (such as the chef David Chang, the forecaster Nate Silver, and the screenwriter Scott Derrickson). She also explains the latest ideas in physics and cosmology.

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Please Explain: Matter, Anti-Matter, and Dark Matter

Friday, May 21, 2010

Please Explain is all about matter, anti-matter, and dark matter. Lisa Randall, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Harvard University; Michael Tuts, Professor of Physics at Columbia University and Mordecai Mark Mac-Low, Chair of the Department of Physics at the American Museum of Natural History tell us all about what it is and what it means.

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Hadron Collider Smashes its First Atoms

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In the 1920s, developments in physics from relativity to quantum mechanics were front page news stories. Only today have scientists been able to build machines able to test theories thought up decades ago that predict what matter and energy look like in extreme states. Scientists in Switzerland came a small step closer to testing some of those theories, as the Large Hadron Collider started smashing particles yestserday.

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No Special Now

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's not only artists who rebel against time, many physicists too take issue with our standard notion of clock time. Some even deny time exists at all. Blame Einstein. We peer into Pandora's box of post-Einsteinian physics with Brian Greene, Michio Kaku and Lisa ...

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Beyond Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fighting the inevitable march of time -- or at least the common sense view of it.

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