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Lisa Randall - Professor of Physics

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 February 2013

What is the God particle? Is that the best name for it? Lisa Randall answers this and other questions about the nature of reality, posed by physics students around the world.

Both a celebrated particle physicist (the world of the very small) and a cosmologist (the world of the very large), Randall is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Harvard University. Her contributions to the world of science include half of the Randall-Sundrum model which is at the forefront of bringing the two worlds or particles and cosmology together.

Randall’s work has improved our understanding of the standard model of particle physics, supersymmetry, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter. Her research explores extra dimensions of space with her current focus being dark matter searches and the Large Hadron Collider. Randall’s studies have made her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists and she has received numerous awards and honours for her scientific endeavours.

Anthony Grayling and an audience of Physics students from around the world ask her about the Higgs Boson, fields and membranes, matter, anti-matter and black holes.



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