From an article by Nick Whigham at

It’s hard to find a more unique scientist than Lisa Randall.

The accomplished theoretical physicist and cosmologist is intent on imbuing the world of particle physics with the power of a radical imagination.

Dr Randall has developed breakthrough theories about extra dimensions known as the five dimensional warped geometry theory. She has proposed a new hypothesis on dark matter which suggests the mysterious substance that dominates the universe played a role in killing the dinosaurs. And she thinks we should hold off on colonising Mars until we’ve spent more time in the Australian outback.

When you look at her body of work, it quickly becomes clear why she’s been dubbed “America’s superstar scientist”.


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