In her lecture Professor Randall will talk about the K-Pg extinction (that killed the dinosaurs, along with most other species on the planet) and a potential connection to dark matter. Along the way she will tell about what dark matter is and the role it plays in our universe.
Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist working in particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard University and has also held professorships at MIT and Princeton University. Her research includes elementary particles, fundamental forces, extra dimensions of space and dark matter searches and models. Professor Randall has also had a public presence through her writing, lectures, and radio and TV appearances and her most recent book, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe" will be on sale at the lecture.
Her studies have made her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists, she has received numerous awards and honours for her scientific endeavours and was on the list of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2007.
Please either print off your ticket or display it on your smartphone or tablet on the evening. Wine and canapés will be served after the lecture.