Lisa Randall’s research is in the field of theoretical elementary particle physics, with some excursions into cosmology and string theory. Her most recent work has focused on the possibility of unseen spatial dimensions. Why have they not yet been observed and what might be their implications? In pursuing those questions, Randall’s research has focused on the time-independent consequences.
While at Radcliffe, Randall intends to study possible cosmological implications: Can extra dimensions yield better models of inflation, and would extra dimensions be reflected in current cosmological observations?
Randall holds a BA and a PhD in physics from Harvard. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, she taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University. She has earned Sloan, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation Young Investigator awards.