Dr Lisa Randall, Viking Idun's godmother, is a respected theoretical physicist, a subject close to the heart of Viking's Norwegian founder, Torstein Hagen, who himself holds a degree in nuclear physics.
Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist and a leading expert on particle physics, extra dimensions, and cosmology. She works on several of the competing models of string theory in the quest to explain the fabric of the universe. Her best known contribution to the field is the Randall-Sundrum model, first published in 1999. She has also written three popular science books and the libretto of an opera.
Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist and leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard University.
Warped Passages by Lisa Randall ($10.88) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002TS77Y8/hpb2-20/ASIN/B002TS77Y8 Randall has done a very good job in explaining all the required physics in terms of analogies, simple illustrations and so on. - Lisa Randall's Warped Passages is among the best. - For now, just go ahead get this book and enjoy what I know is a landmark book.
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
17th-century conception of non-space by the English physician and cosmologist Robert Fludd, found in Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe | Brain Pickings