USD to celebrate Astronomy Day

USD to celebrate Astronomy Day
The University of South Dakota will celebrate Astronomy Day on April 11.

Activities will feature a lecture by Dr. William A. Hiscock in Old Main's Farber Hall at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences. Hisock's lecture is free and open to the public.�

Hiscock's lecture will trace the history of the often misunderstood black hole from theories before Einstein through the discoveries of today. In addition to the public lecture in Farber Hall, Hiscock will also present a technical lecture, primarily for science and math majors, at 4 p.m. in Akeley-Lawrence Science Center Room 125.

This lecture is titled "Beyond Einstein: Quantum Gravity and Dark Energy."�

Hiscock is the head of the Department of Physics at Montana State University, where he is a professor of theoretical astrophysics. He has been a member of the faculty at MSU since 1984. Hisock received his B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University, the University of Texas, and the University of California-Santa Barbara prior to arriving at MSU.

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