Dave Eicher to speak at Miami University

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dave Eicher will speak at Miami University on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Astronomy Magazine Editor Dave Eicher will deliver the annual invited Miami University Physics Department Lecture on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Oxford, Ohio. Returning to his native town and the university where he studied, Eicher will speak on “The New Cosmos” in the Benson Memorial Lecture, which is named for and honors George C. Benson, a hard-working Miami physics student whose life tragically ended much too soon. 

Eicher’s lecture will touch on recent discoveries in astrophysics, cosmology, and planetary science, and will cover such areas as water on Mars, the fate of life on Earth, the Big Bang, black holes, dark matter, and dark energy. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on April 12 and will be open to the public. 

Past astronomers who have delivered the annual lecture at Miami include Alan Boss, Lawrence Krauss, Arlo Landolt, Leon Lederman, Stacy McGaugh, Allan Sandage, and Michael Turner. 

For more on the Benson Memorial Lectures, see 


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