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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lisa Randall's
Warped Passages

The Boston Globe recently published an interesting Q&A with Harvard theoretical physicist and DLD 2009 speaker Lisa Randall who is collaborating with composer H├Ęctor Parra and artist Matthew Ritchie on a chamber opera project entitled Hypermusic Prologue: A projective opera in seven planes. Randall has emerged as a public face for the complex fields of cosmology and particle physics. In her 2005 book Warped Passages which was written for a general audience, she gives a remarkably clear account of how the existence of dimensions beyond the familiar three may resolve a host of cosmic quandaries.