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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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Lisa Randall
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Comments [5]

John A

There were parts of this visit that were not too dumbed down, so, challenging, and in the right amount, I think. Thanks.

Aug. 08 2012 02:01 PM
:D from ny

i am going to have to listen to this segment another 10 times before i begin to scrape the surface:D
i don't know enough about science or finance and these discussions, however complex are A-Ok!!

Aug. 08 2012 01:59 PM
Jim B

Einstein: "Elegance is for tailors."

Aug. 08 2012 01:47 PM
Ron Crockett from So Cal

Dr Randall. When you make an important, really important scientific discovery, as a peak experience how does it rate versus all of your other peak experiences? Was reading A. Maslow this morning and I became quite interested in these events.

Aug. 08 2012 12:01 PM
DanielGr

Please ask Dr Randall if she thinks there's any future for experimental high-energy physics in the USA anymore?

Aug. 08 2012 11:26 AM

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