Knocking on Heaven's Door: Scaling the Universe


Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00pm


Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford Street

Image of Lisa Randall speaker for the Knocking on Heaven's Door: Scaling the Universe lecture

Free Public Lecture and Reception

Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Department of Physics, Harvard University

How we look at things matters. Humans make sense of the world by experiencing it from different perspectives, whether understanding a detailed city map, or locating a constellation in the sky. But how do we deal with scales we cannot see? Lisa Randall will discuss how scientists think about scale when studying the cosmos–from the mysterious properties of dark matter to the depths of our universe and beyond.

Related exhibition: Scale: A Matter of Perspective, at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, opens March 10

Scale will be open during the reception.

'Scale' tells the story of how, and what, we measureHarvard Gazette

Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Reception sponsored by the Harvard Chapter of Sigma Xi