Lisa Randall

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

  • The most thrilling, genre-busting, unlikely science book you’ll ever read, from the world-renowned, multi-award-winning, superstar physicist Lisa Randal.


    66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. But what if this catastrophe was the sign of something greater: an opening vista onto the interconnectedness of the universe itself?


    This is the story of the astounding forces that underpin our existence; a horizon-expanding tour of the cosmos that unifies what we know about the universe with new thinking. From the far-flung reaches of space, the makeup of the universe and our solar system's place within it, to the mysterious and elusive stuff of dark matter and how it affects life here on Earth.


    ‘A fascinating, and surprisingly simple, theory…and a tantalising premise’ The Times

    ‘Extremely engaging’ BBC Focus

Lisa Randall is Professor of Phsyics at Harvard University. She is one of today's most influential and most cited cited theoretical physicists, and has received numerous awards and honours. Randall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Physical Society, and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. When not solving the problems of the universe, she can be found rock climbing, skiing, or contributing to art–science connections.