An Evening with Dr Lisa Randall

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Portrait of Lisa Randall
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Hear world-renowned physicist Lisa Randall discuss the hidden dimensions of our universe

An advocate for gender equality in science, Dr Lisa Randall is coming to Australia this November to discuss the importance of fostering critical thinking and scientific interests in young people, regardless of their gender. With a PhD in theoretical particle physics from Harvard University and professonial stints at MIT and Princeton University, Randall has become one of the leading scientific researchers and academics in her field.

As the first female theoretical physicist to hold tenure at Harvard, Randall is part of a fast growing population of women who are shattering the glass ceiling in the world of science. A best-selling author, she is dedicated to empowering young women to pursue their scientific interests and hopes to create a social climate that facilitates female potential and success.

One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2007), Randall will be speaking about the astounding interconnectedness of the universe at the Seymour Centre. Setting the record straight on why scientific careers are no longer a boys’ club, Randall believes nurturing young people’s interest in science is vital.

By: Camila Zagarzazu

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