Join us as bestselling author and renowned particle physicist Lisa Randall looks at the astounding interconnectedness of our universe by examining the intriguing possibility that a comet, knocked out of its orbit by a disc of dark matter, might have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library
Followed by a panel discussion also featuring:
York physicists Sean Tulin and Wendy Taylor
Moderator: Ray Jayawardhana, Dean of Science, York University
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LISA RANDALL studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees. Professor Randall was included in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2007 and was among Esquire magazine’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century.” Professor Randall’s two books, Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011) were New York Times bestsellers and 100 Notable Books. Her stand-alone e-book, Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, was published in 2012.