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When A Physicist Comes Knocking

By John Blyler
Will neutrinos from a supernova in the Tarantula Nebula save Einstein endangered postulate? Does all research have to be immediately profitable? Will collisions at Fermilab’s Tevatron slow the speed of declining scientific prominence in the United States?

These questions evolved from a short interview conducted by LPE with Lisa Randall, renowned physics professor at Harvard University. Her insightful responses gave clarity to some of the complex issues facing science and engineering. Next Tuesday, Randall will launch a new season of speakers for the Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy (ISEPP) lecture series in Portland, Ore. Her presentation will draw heavily from her latest book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.”

Lisa Randall (photo courtesy of Christopher Kim)

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