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   Peyton Rhodes Lecture: "Knocking on Heaven's Door: An Evening With Dr Lisa Randall"

   Date : Thursday, 11 April 2013       From : 7:30pm   To : 9:30pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : McCallum Ballroom/ Crain Reception Hall

   Event Description :

Dr. Lisa Randall, Harvard University professor and bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door, will give an overview of the latest ideas in physics and offer insights into the scientific future. She is one of the world's most prominent theoretical physicists. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be preceded by a reception and book signing at 6:30 p.m. in the Crain Reception Hall. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom.

Randall's presentation is part of the Peyton Rhodes Lecture Series at Rhodes, which was endowed by former college president and physics professor Dr. Peyton Rhodes. This year's lecture is sponsored by Lester Crain Jr. and the Department of Physics.

At Harvard, Randall studies theoretical particle physics, and her research focuses on understanding the properties and interactions of matter as well as how to prove the existence of extra dimensions in the universe beyond four dimensions (three of space and one of time). She has developed and studied a wide variety of models to address these questions, and her work has improved the understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics, supersymmetry, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter.

Much of Randall's work involves the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator and more recently in the news for the Higgs boson discovery.

Randall was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2007 and among Esquire magazine's "75 Most Influential People" in 2008. She also is author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions which has been on New York Times’ list of 100 Notable Books of the Year.

For information, contact Dr. David Rupke at or 901-843-3914.

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