EVENT: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs with Dr. Lisa Randall

Could dark matter have wiped out the dinosaurs? Join us on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30pm in Kane Hall as we hear from Dr. Lisa Randall and she discusses findings from her latest research “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs”

Working through the background and consequences of this proposal takes us to the latest findings—established and speculative—regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe, our galaxy, our Solar System, and life. Above all, this lecture puts on display the process by which scientists explore new concepts — weaving together the cosmos’ history and our own, illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things.

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is a Frank J. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science. Randall’s physics research connects theoretical insights to addressing puzzles in our understanding of the properties of matter, the Universe, and space. She is an exceptional thinker with the ability to connect complex science to the everyday world around us. Randall has also contributed to the arts in writing the libretto, Hypermusic Prologue: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes which premiered at Paris’s prestigious Centre Pompidou. And she is an avid rock climber, exploring terrain across the globe.

Randall was featured on Time Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People” of 2007 and her books Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011) were featured on New York Times’ lists of “100 Notable Books.” Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, is a sweeping evolution of the Universe, the Milky Way, the Solar System and of life.

Can’t make the lecture? Check back later for a link to the live stream!

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Mercedes E. Luna
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College of Arts & Sciences

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