Not Your Average Physics Professor


Remember Einstein’s famous picture with his hair flying in all directions – a picture that always made me wonder why gravity does not seem to have any visible effects on this gggguy’s hair- ?? That was the picture that comes to mind when somebody mentions a physics professors. Okay that was then, Things had chaned 🙂

Time to meet LISA RANDALL Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Same place where this talented scientist earned her BS (1983) and PhD (1987) in physics.
Among a long list of impressive posts on her CV: A President’s Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and a junior fellow at Harvard University,first tenured woman in physics at Princeton University, first tenured woman in theorist in science at Harvard and MIT woman and if thats not enough she is THE MOST CITED theoritical physicist in THE WORLD in the last five years!
She is most famous for her theory about wrapped geometry/spacetime which talks about an extra fifth dimension, the theory which found a warm welcom in the String theorist society.

Her book: Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of The Universe’s Hidden Dimensions in which she introduces her theory to the public in an effort to publicise science was on New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year 2005. Read Discover magazine’s interview with Randall.

You Go Girl!!!!!

Photo by Phil Knott


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