Dr. Lisa Randall
Evan T. R. Rosenman, Crimson Staff Writer
As a college freshman, Lisa J. Randall ’84 stood out for many reasons. In her first semester, she enrolled in Math 55 and Physics 55, the most difficult freshman math and physics classes offered.
But Randall also stood out for another reason—she enjoyed one of Harvard’s most reviled classes, Expository Writing 20.
“It taught me to think about what people were saying in a really different way,” Randall said.
This ability to thrive in any academic environment reflects the curiosity that characterizes Randall’s intellect. This trait, along with a penchant for original thought, have defined Randall’s celebrated career as a theoretical physicist.