Virginia Trimble, professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine, will present a lecture entitled, "Cosmology: Man's Place in the Universe," Tuesday at Western Maryland College.
The event is free and is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. in the McDaniel Lounge. It is part of a lecture series sponsored by the Delta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Western Maryland.
Dr. Trimble, who is also a visiting professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland, is involved in several specialized fields of study in astronomy, including stellar evolution; supernova, white dwarf, neutron and binary stars; and galactic evolution.
She has been a faculty member at Irvine since 1971. The physicist received her bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1964 and earned her master's and doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology.
In 1969, she received a master's degree from the University of Cambridge in England.
A fellow of the American Physical Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, she has served on advisory panels and committees for the National Academy of Sciences, NASA and Kitt Peak National Observatory.
She also edits several astrophysical journals and serves on the editorial boards of Science magazine and the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy. She is the recipient of several scholarly awards and honors.
Established in 1942, the Phi Beta Kappa Associates Lectureship provides speakers for special occasions sponsored by PBK groups throughout the country.
During 1992-93, at least 30 chapters and graduate associations will hear lectures by acclaimed scholars and policy makers.
Individuals who wish to request special services, such as sign interpreting, for this lecture are asked to call Lynda Casserly, interpreter coordinator for the Education of the Deaf program at Western Maryland College, at 857-2518.
Other information: 857-2290 or 876-2055, Ext. 290.