Honorary fellows: Professor Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall is professor of theoretical physics who studies particle physics and cosmology. Her research concerns elementary particles and fundamental forces and has involved the development and study of a wide variety of models, the most recent involving extra dimensions of space.

She has made advances in understanding and testing the Standard Model of particle physics and resolutions to the hierarchy problem concerning the weakness of gravity. She has also made contributions to cosmology, including the study of baryogenesis, cosmological inflation and dark matter.

Professor 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 National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Lisa Randall is also an excellent communicator of her subject to the public and is widely recognised for her book ‘Warped passages: unravelling the mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions’ which was included in the New York Times' 100 notable books of 2005.