Lisa Randall - Quotes

There are 58 quotes by Lisa Randall at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Lisa Randall from this hand-picked collection about time, women. Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

Scientific research involves going beyond the well-trodden and well-tested ideas and theories that form the core of scientific knowledge. During the time scientists are working things out, some results will be right, and others will be wrong. Over time, the right results will emerge. ---->>>

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries - the arts and humanities. ---->>>

Travel at faster than the speed of light certainly can have dramatic implications that are difficult to understand, such as time travel.

Travel at faster than the speed of light certainly can have dramatic implications that are difficult to understand, such as time travel.

In the history of physics, every time we've looked beyond the scales and energies we were familiar with, we've found things that we wouldn't have thought were there. You look inside the atom, and eventually you discover quarks. Who would have thought that? ---->>>

An almost indispensable skill for any creative person is the ability to pose the right questions. Creative people identify promising, exciting, and, most important, accessible routes to progress - and eventually formulate the questions correctly. ---->>>

There is real confusion about what it means to be right and wrong - the difference between what spiritual beliefs are and what science is. ---->>>

You can be only a modest distance away from the gravity brane, and gravity will be incredibly weak. ---->>>

It's not completely obvious what gravity is, fundamentally, or what dimensions are, fundamentally. One of these days we'll understand better what we mean, what is the fundamental thing that's given us space in the first place and dimensions of space in particular. ---->>>

The best science frequently combines an awareness of broad and significant problems with focus on an apparently small issue or detail that someone very much wants to solve or understand. Sometimes these little problems or inconsistencies turn out to be the clues to big advances. ---->>>

I considered going into business or becoming a lawyer - not for the money, but for the thrill of problem-solving.

I considered going into business or becoming a lawyer - not for the money, but for the thrill of problem-solving.

Both religions and musicals work best with energetic and committed believers. Cynicism or detachment would have destroyed the magic - something true of religion, too. ---->>>

In fairness, I don't think that everyone understands what I say, but I think they understand part of it and part of what the issues are... Just the same way that people like a good painting, I think people really like understanding, knowing about the world. ---->>>

Organized religion and musicals present tenets to live by that don't entirely make sense but, on the whole, make people who believe them secure, thus giving an appearance of inclusiveness. ---->>>

People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.

People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.

If you keep telling girls they're less good at science, that will probably be self-fulfilling. But there are quite a lot of women who are good at it. ---->>>

If you look through the shelves of science books, you'll find row after row of books written by men. This can be terribly off-putting for women. ---->>>

There are a lot of mysteries about quantum mechanics, but they mostly arise in very detailed measurements in controlled settings. ---->>>

Neuroscience is exciting. Understanding how thoughts work, how connections are made, how the memory works, how we process information, how information is stored - it's all fascinating. ---->>>

I think simplicity is a good guide: The more economical a theory, the better. ---->>>

What makes me different as a scientist is that I'm kind of imaginative. The ideas just happen. ---->>>

A musical, like most religions, provides the audience or followers with a sense of belonging. Religious services, on the other hand, with their staged performances, invigorating songs, popular wisdom and shared experience, are almost a form of community theater. ---->>>

I do theoretical particle physics. We're trying to understand the most basic structure of matter. And the way you do that is you have to look at really small distances. And to get to small distances, you need high energies. ---->>>

When I was in school, I liked math because all the problems had answers. Everything else seemed very subjective. ---->>>

When you're reaching out to people beyond the scientific community, image does matter. ---->>>

I actually like seeing how the world - trying to figure out how the world works, how it all fits together. Also, it makes me happy when I feel like things are consistent, when there's some sort of order to the universe. ---->>>

The standard model of particle physics describes forces and particles very well, but when you throw gravity into the equation, it all falls apart. You have to fudge the figures to make it work. ---->>>

The scientist is also a composer... You could think of science as discovering one particular thing - a supernova or whatever. You could also think of it as discovering this whole new way of seeing the world. ---->>>

There could be more to the universe than the three dimensions we are familiar with. They are hidden from us in some way, perhaps because they're tiny or warped. But even if they're invisible, they could affect what we actually observe in the universe. ---->>>

What I do is very theoretical. It won't necessarily have implications for anything anyone is doing tomorrow, yet you know that there's a sense of progress in science, and as we understand more, it just turns out that, somehow, the world evolves with us. ---->>>

When I came to Harvard, I was debating between math and science, and I guess I thought in the end I wanted something that could connect to the real world. I liked puzzle-solving and connections. ---->>>

Most physicists like myself won't believe the result until every possible caveat has been investigated and/or the result is confirmed elsewhere. ---->>>

Harvard freshmen are smart, interested, and excited, and it's fun hearing their different perspectives and stuff that they will share. ---->>>

I can be a good listener. I can ask the right questions a lot of the time. ---->>>

I would say it's important for scientists to speak out when they can and when they can be listened to. ---->>>

Physicists have yet to understand why the Higgs boson's mass is what it is. ---->>>

We live in a world where there are many risks, and it's high time we start taking seriously which ones we should be worried about. ---->>>

I grew up in New York City. I went to museums so much as a kid, and I guess I didn't realize how much it affected me. ---->>>

I really do think that science has an internal structure, and it makes sense, and we can test it. ---->>>

I really like that my work is getting more people interested in science. ---->>>

I started out working on supersymmetry. The theory predicts that for every particle we know about, there will be an additional particle. ---->>>

Scientific experiments are expensive, and people are entitled to know about them if they want to. I think it is very difficult to convey ideas. ---->>>

There are women for whom family is a priority, and they do it. It just wasn't as much a priority for me. ---->>>

You have principles. You test them as accurately as you can. Eventually, they might break down. ---->>>

I don't think we have reached a point where art really translates into science. Perhaps for some people, having good visuals can help translate into science. ---->>>

For me, the most absorbing films are those that address big questions and real ideas but embody them in small examples that we can appreciate and comprehend. ---->>>

I do try to do high-impact work, and I try to think of ideas people haven't thought about that have broad implications, but I don't restrict myself to that. I try to work on things that I find interesting. ---->>>

I don't necessarily make much art myself, but after I wrote 'Warped Passages,' I was fortunate to get involved a little in the art world. I got invited to write a libretto for what we called a projective opera, and I also got invited to curate an art exhibit. ---->>>

I don't think about a theory of everything when I do my research. And even if we knew the ultimate underlying theory, how are you going to explain the fact that we're sitting here? Solving string theory won't tell us how humanity was born. ---->>>

I was always good at math, but I was good at everything. It sounds obnoxious, but I was just smart. In school, it's kind of obvious when you're learning things faster than other kids. ---->>>

If you are a responsible scientist, you are going to present your new results in a paper, and maybe if, over time, things are established, and it's prime time for the public to hear about it, then you include it in a book. ---->>>

Physicists are interested in measuring neutrino properties because they tell us about the structure of the Standard Model, the well-tested theory that describes matter's most basic elements and interactions. ---->>>

Religion can have psychological and social roles, but in terms of really explaining how things work, science works differently. Science is based on material elements at the core. ---->>>

The process of science is difficult and challenging. It involves always being aware that your ideas might be right or they might be wrong. I think it's that kind of balance that makes science so interesting. ---->>>

The thing I will say is that probably culturally, women are treated differently, which means, I think, you're criticized more, you have to listen a little bit more, you have to justify yourself. ---->>>

There can sometimes be this fear among laypeople: 'I don't understand everything in science perfectly, so I just can't say anything about it.' I think it's good to know that we scientists are also confused some of the time. ---->>>

We have this very clean picture of science, you know, these well-established rules with which we make predictions. But when you're really doing science, when you're doing research, you're at the edge of what we know. ---->>>

You have to be careful when you use beauty as a guide. There are many theories people didn't think were beautiful at the time but did find beautiful later - and vice versa. ---->>>

You learn that the interest is in what you don't yet know and that theories evolve. But we nonetheless have progress and improved knowledge over time. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-18, 1962
Birthplace:
Die:
Occupation: Physicist
Website:

Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist working in particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard University. Her research includes elementary particles, fundamental forces and extra dimensions of space (wikipedia)