Dr. Lisa Randall is Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, where her research examines connections between high-energy physics and cosmology, with an emphasis on gravity, dark matter and the possible role of extra dimensions in our Universe.. Randall was born in New York City and attended the Stuyvesant High School, where she was a winner in the 1980 Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Randall went on to study at Harvard University where she earned a BA (1983) and PhD (1987). She went on to acquire numerous honorary degrees. After appointments at MIT and Princeton University, Dr Randall returned to Harvard. Honours for Dr Randall include:

  • An Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship;
  • A National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award;
  • A DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award;
  • The Premio Caterina Tomassoni e Felice Pietro Chisesi Award (University of Rome, 2003);
  • The Klopsteg Award (American Association of Physics Teachers, 2006) for teaching; and
  • The Julius Lilienfeld Prize (American Physical Society, 2007) for her research and for outreach.

Dr. Randall is well known to the public through her many appearances on radio and television, and her lectures and writing. She has received recognition as an influential scientist from SEED magazine, Newsweek, TIME and Esquire. Dr Randall's books for a popular audience include "Warped Passages" (2005), "Knocking on Heaven’s Door" (2011), "Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space" (2013) and "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs" (2015).

Surname: 
Randall
Title/Given Name: 
Dr. Lisa
Nation(s): 
USA
Start: 
2018