The 2012-2013 Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturers

The Society members participating in the 2012 - 2013 Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureships Program are listed below with their current affiliations and present interests. All of these visitors can give interesting public talks on a variety of topics, which in some cases extend beyond those listed. If you would like a talk on some particular topic, please specify it on the Visit Request Form or in a separate letter. These requests will be considered whenever possible in making the speaking assignments, but travel cost considerations may limit this choice in some cases.


Steven W. Stahler — Research Astronomer: Star formation (including both individual stars and clusters) and Interstellar Clouds

Virginia L. Trimble — Professor of Physics, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA - structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, supernovae, cosmology: man's place in the universe, astrophysics faces the millennium, quest for other worlds, dark matter, black holes, life in the universe.

Michael S. Turner — Professor of Physics, Astron. & Astrophys., University of Chicago, Scientist, Fermilab, Batavia, IL - evolution of the universe, confluence of cosmology, astrophysics, and particle physics, dark matter and galaxy formation.

Sponsored by the American Astronomical Society.
With support from the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureships Endowment Fund.

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