New Book by Lisa Randall

October 22, 2015
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Prof. Lisa Randall's new book, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe," is due to come out on Octover 27, 2015.

From the publisher's website:

Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way. In a sense, it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs... [read more]

Also read a "Q&A with Author" in Scientific American and a review in Nature.