Area Premiere! Sion Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Late Shows January 2–4
Brattle logo
The Brattle Film Foundation needs your support. Please donate today.

You Are Viewing a Past Event

Looking for an upcoming event? Click here to view our current calendar →

  • IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE • The Holiday Classic Returns December 19–21

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Harvard Book Store Presents (Past Events)Special Events Archive

Harvard Book Store Presents Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall, Knocking on Heaven's Door

Buy Tickets Tickets $5.00, on sale now at harvard.com | No Brattle Passes

Harvard Book Store is very pleased to host Harvard physics professor and bestselling science writer LISA RANDALL as she explains her newest book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World.

The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive its operation.Knocking on Heaven’s Door is an accessible overview of these developments and an impassioned argument for the significance of science.

Randall, the bestselling author of Warped Passages, is an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). In Knocking on Heaven’s Door, she explores how we decide which scientific questions to study and how we go about answering them. She examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth in scientific thinking through provocative conversations with leading figures in other fields (such as the chef David Chang, the forecaster Nate Silver, and the screenwriter Scott Derrickson), and she explains with wit and clarity the latest ideas in physics and cosmology. Randall describes the nature and goals of the largest machine ever built: the Large Hadron Collider, the enormous particle accelerator below the border of France and Switzerland—as well as recent ideas underlying cosmology and current dark matter experiments.

  • IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE • The Holiday Classic Returns December 19–21
Tickets on Sale Now! NOT JUST A NUT: THE ESSENTIAL BILL MURRAY • 12 Films / December 25–31

Alt-Xmas • DIE HARD and DIE HARD 2 • Double Feature Tuesday 12/23
  • Share with Friends

  • Follow Us

    Instagram
  • RSS Brattle Film Notes