Dr. Stephen Hawking, astrophysics featured in Humanists’ Aug. 5 Sunday Science Program
Dr. Stephen Hawking had a remarkable impact on the world of science.
The renowned English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his recent death.
Hawking’s universe and recent advances in astrophysics is the topic of the next Central Colorado Humanist Sunday Science series on Aug. 5 starting at 10 a.m. at the Buena Vista Community Center. Dr. Kim Malville will be the program presenter. Hawking’s depth of knowledge of the universe, the ability to relate complex science topics to the public despite devastating physical challenges has made this science pioneer an unforgettable giant in the field. His book A Brief History of Time was a best-seller and his television specials brought the amazing nature of the universe to science enthusiasts and novices alike. Professor Malville obtained his BS in physics from Caltech and his PhD in radio astronomy and solar physics from the University of Colorado. His first teaching position was at the University of Michigan where he was a Sloan Research Fellow. Returning to Boulder, he joined the research staff of the High Altitude Observatory, then returned to the University of Colorado where he served as Chairman of the Department of Astro-Geophysics and Director of the Colleges Honors and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programs. His research interests range from the aurora, the interstellar medium, solar physics, and, more recently, archaeoastronomy. He is presently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, and Tutor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, UK. The program is free and will include a question and answer session to follow. Central Colorado Humanists sponsors the Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Admission is free while donations to defer costs are always welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.