Книга: Lisa Randall «Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space»

Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle– and very likely a new kind of particle – had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator designed to reproduce energies present in the universe a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. The particle's existence had been speculated on for nearly fifty years: here, finally, was proof. Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard University is one of the world's most influential theoretical physicists, and author of the bestselling Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages. In Higgs Discovery she deftly explains both this epochal discovery and it's startlingly beautiful implications.

Издательство: "The Bodley Head, Random House" (2012)

Формат: 130x195, 64 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-84792-257-1

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Lisa Randall

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Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist and a leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. She works on several of the competing models of string theory in the quest to explain the fabric of the universe, and was the first tenured woman in the Princeton University physics department and the first tenured female theoretical physicist at MIT and Harvard University. Her work has attracted enormous interest. In common with other researchers in this field, however, none of her theoretical work has yet been confirmed by experiment.

Randall studies particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is a professor of theoretical physics. Her research concerns elementary particles and fundamental forces, and has involved the study of a wide variety of models, the most recent involving extra dimensions of space. She has also worked on supersymmetry, Standard Model observables, cosmic inflation, baryogenesis, grand unified theories, general relativity. Randall's book "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions" was included in the New York Times' 100 notable books of 2005.

Randall earned her PhD from Harvard University and held professorships at MIT and Princeton University before returning to Harvard in 2001. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and is a past winner of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, and the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. In 2003, she received the Premio Caterina Tomassoni e Felice Pietro Chisesi Award, from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. In autumn, 2004, she was the most cited theoretical physicist of the previous five years. In 2006, she received the Klopsted Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Prof Randall was featured in Seed Magazine's “2005 Year in Science Icons ” and in Newsweek 's “Who's Next in 2006”. She has helped organize numerous conferences and has been on the editorial board of several major theoretical physics journals.

" magazine's "Who's Next" issue of January 2, 2006, as "one of the most promising theoretical physicists of her generation."

Randall's sister, Dana Randall, is a professor of computer science at Georgia Tech.

In 2007, Randall was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People (Time 100) under the section for "Scientists & Thinkers." Randall was given this honor for her work regarding the evidence of a high dimension. [Rawe, Julie. "Time 100." Time Magazine May 14, 2007: 108.]


*cite book | author=Randall, Lisa | title=Warped Passages: Unraveling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions | publisher=Ecco | year=2005 | id=ISBN 0-06-053108-8 | url = http://www.warpedpassages.com/

External links

* [http://physics.harvard.edu/people/facpages/randall.html Prof Randall's website at Harvard]
* [http://www.warpedpassages.com/ Website for Randall's book "Warped Passages"]
* [http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/randall05/randall05_index.html Reprinted Op-Ed from The New York Times of Sunday, September 18, 2005]
* [http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/randall.html Lisa Randall's Edge Bio Page]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/01/science/01prof.html On Gravity, Oreos and a Theory of Everything] ("New York Times", November 1, 2005)
* [http://www.twis.org/audio/2006/05/09/ Radio Interview] from This Week in Science May 9, 2006 Broadcast
* [http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000EB657-C6C7-1331-841D83414B7FFE9F Profile in Scientific American October 2005]
* [http://thoughtcast.org/casts/lisa-randall-harvard-physicist Lisa Randall discusses "Warped Passages"] on Thoughtcast
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-45154219728824809&q=tvshow%3ACharlie_Rose&hl=en Lisa Randall is interviewed] by Charlie Rose


NAME= Randall, Lisa
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DATE OF BIRTH= June 18, 1962

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