Trimble to Deliver Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

Dr. Virginia Trimble will discuss "Cosmology: Man's Place in the Universe" Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of the Hatfield Library, Willamette University. The Phi Beta Kappa lecture is free and open to the public.

Trimble is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, and is also a frequent visiting professor in the Astronomy Department of the University of Maryland.

She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master's and a Ph.D. from Cal Tech, and a second master's from the University of Cambridge.

Trimble's current interests include the structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, the universe and the communities of scientists who study them.

She is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Astronomical Society, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi.

She is currently the astrophysics editor of the Reviews of Modern Physics and is president of the Division of Galaxies and the Universe, IAU.