What is the universe composed of?Advocate of the 5-dimensional Warped Geometry Theory of the universe and most cited theoretical physicist in the 21st century
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The Unsung Hero: Dark Matter
Particle physicists have struggled to discover the primary material that the universe is made of. Lisa Randall drew the attention of the physics community in 1999 when she and Raman Sundrum presented a vital clue to the hierarchy problem of the Standard Model of particle physics. In Great Minds, she will explain this groundbreaking theory in a way anyone can understand.
In her first two lectures, she will introduce the ‘Extra Dimension,’ the key component of Randall-Sundrum theory, and explain the field of particle physics and effective field theory through the concept of the scalability. In lecture three, we learn how the Randall-Sundrum theory deals with the hierarchy problem of the Standard Model, a problem that had puzzled scientists for years.
In her final two lectures, we learn what Dark Matter is and the research that has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. Also, with the help of Randall's hypothesis on “Dual Disc Dark Matter,” we get a better understanding of particle physics and the incredible interconnectivity of our universe.
Professor of Physics at Harvard University TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2007) Rolling Stone’s 100 Most Influential People (2007) Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics (2019) Klopsteg Memorial Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (2006) Author of Warped Passages, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, and other critically acclaimed books
Lisa Randall, a professor of physics at Harvard University, is the most cited theoretical physicist in the 21st century. She attracted the attention of the world physics community when she and Raman Sundrum published papers on the “Warped Extra Dimension.” The Randall-Sundrum Model has been acclaimed as a crucial piece of the puzzle modern physics is working on, especially in dealing with the hierarchy problem of the Standard Model.
Some of her major books are Warped Passages, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, and Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs. Her first book, Warped Passages, was The New York Times’ Book of the Year and an international bestseller in science publications.
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