Cooper Fellow Lecture

Dr. Gregory J. Galloway, Professor
Department of Mathematics

will present

From the Shape of the Earth to the Shape of Black Holes:
Aristotle to Hawking and Beyond

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 3:30pm

Beaux Arts Gallery
Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables

Refreshments to follow.
All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Abstract: Aristotle pondered the shape of the earth, and gave compelling physical arguments that it is a sphere. More than two thousand years later, around 1970, Stephen Hawking pondered the shape of black holes, then merely a theoretical possibility, and gave compelling arguments for their shape. We discuss some of the beautiful mathematics behind his findings, and more recent developments concerning "higher dimensional" black holes.

Cooper Fellows Lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Pavia garage. For more information, contact Rose Glemaud at 305-284-4021;