Dark matter killed the dinosaurs


Physics professor Lisa Randall is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. Photo:
Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer.

The sudden death of the dinosaurs is one of the great whodunits of science. Harvard particle physicist Lisa Randall has a new theory, and will be at Town Hall Seattle Nov. 2 to talk about it. The title of Randall’s new book gives a hint to her theory; it is Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe (Ecco, 2015). The book is scheduled for release Oct. 27.

Randall draws a connection between the Milky Way and the dislodged comet that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago. She’ll describe the ins and outs of this idea, explain what historical galactic events have to say about the present, and, perhaps most importantly, instill a greater appreciation for the interconnectedness of the universe we live in.

Randall’s talk will be in the Great Hall at Town Hall Seattle beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are $5 and are on sale now. You can pre-order Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs and and order Randall’s other books by clicking the images below.