2015 Walker Prize Recipient

Lisa Randall, PhD

Harvard University, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science

Professor Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology. Her research connects theoretical insights addressing puzzles in our current understanding of the properties of matter, the universe, and space. Her current research focuses on dark matter. Randall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received many awards, honorary degrees, and prestigious designations, including being named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2007.

Randall’s two books, Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011), were featured on the New York Times’ lists of “100 Notable Books.” Her e-book, Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, was published in 2012.

Randall wrote a libretto for Hypermusic Prologue: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes and co-curated the art exhibit Measure for Measure for the Los Angeles Arts Association. In 2012, Randall received the American Institute of Physics’ Andrew Gemant Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics.