Distinguished Case lecture at Severance Hall fills house and minds with Warped Passages

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/24/2007 - 22:55.


This year's Case Western Reserve University Distinguished Lecture at Severance Hall, March 20.2007, on the topic of Warped Passages, by Lisa Randall, was certainly a mind expander. Considering the title of the talk - "Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe - Hidden Dimensions" - and with the experience of sitting in the last row and looking down upon our little slice of life, in the expansive Severance Hall, in this "shrinking" physical region of mere humans, I left blown away... we are but specks of particles, strings and who knows what else in a universe of unknow dimensions where we understand so little, at the core, just as we understand so little in simple life on Earth and in NEO.

It is very cool that Case hosts this great series - on such intellectually challenging topics - and it was fascinating to learn that the concepts presented by Lisa Randall will soon be tested at the new particle accelerator at CERN, testing expanding understanding of the dimensions of physics and the universe. Keep pushing the envelop Case, and leveraging the great space at Severance Hall for such mind-blowing and free public forums. 



Loved this session

I loved this session, hearing this beautfiul, bright, and bold theoretical physicist reveal secrets beyond the fourth dimension.  I can't wait to see what emerges (literally) from the supercollider results in Switzerland and Randall's book Warped Passages now sits on my bookshelf - I've nearly completed this great read and I have to tell you, it is a masterpiece.  I actually have some suggestions regarding a few of these 'brane teasers'.  More to come soon...