Maryland professor to discuss mysteries of black holes at Frontiers of Astronomy lecture

Cole Miller University of MarylandCole Miller, professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland, will present the fourth installment of the 2013-2014 Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Murch Auditorium.

In his talk, “The Mysteries of Black Holes,” Miller will give a historical and current overview of these astronomical enigmas and how they challenge the laws of physics.

Miller has been an astronomy professor since 1999 at the University of Maryland, where he performs theoretical research on black holes, neutron stars and other extreme objects. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 1990 and did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago.

The lecture series is presented by the Department of Astronomy, in cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Astronomical Society, along with the support of the Arthur S. Holden Sr. Endowment.

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