Thinking Outside the Hypercube: RS and its Implications


Lisa Randall
Dept of Physics, Harvard University
DIPC Josebe-Olarra Lecture Hall
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Thinking Outside the Hypercube: RS and its Implications
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We consider relevance of warped five-dimensional geometry to particle physics, cosmology, and more formal theory.

About the speaker

Lisa Randall is a renowned theoretical physicist and Harvard University professor, recognized in particular for her work in particle physics and cosmology. She co-developed the Randall-Sundrum (RS) models, which address the hierarchy problem – why gravity is exponentially weaker than other fundamental forces – by proposing extra dimensions. Randall earned her BA and PhD from Harvard and has held positions at MIT and Princeton. She has authored influential books like "Warped Passages" and received numerous awards, including the Sakurai Prize for her research and prizes for science communication. Randall is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

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