Scientists at work | Lisa Randall
On gravity, Oreos and a theory of everything.
By: Dennis Overbye
Published: November 1, 2005
The portal to the fifth dimension, sadly, is closed.
There used to be an ice cream parlor in the student center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And it was there, in the summer of 1998, that Lisa Randall, now a professor of physics at Harvard and a bit of a chocoholic, and Raman Sundrum, a professor at Johns Hopkins, took an imaginary trip right out of this earthly plane into a science fiction realm of parallel universes, warped space and otherworldly laws of physics.
They came back with a possible answer to a question that has tormented scientists for decades, . . .
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