MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference participants will meet with reporters on Friday, August 12, to discuss new developments in research on galaxies and cosmology

Several of the leading participants in a conference at UC Santa Cruz on cosmology and galaxy formation will be available to discuss the latest developments in the field and to answer reporters' questions.

When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12

Where: Room M110, Elena Baskin Visual Arts Center


. George Blumenthal, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCSC

. Sandra Faber, University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCSC

. Joel Primack, Professor of Physics, UCSC

. Other conference participants to be determined

Details: Many of the world's leading astrophysicists and cosmologists will gather at UCSC from August 8 to 12 for a conference that will address the recent explosion of observational data in astronomy and explore its theoretical implications. Blumenthal, Faber, and Primack have made fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of how galaxies formed and how the universe has evolved over time, and the conference is being held in their honor. On the final day of the conference, participants will meet with reporters to discuss their current understanding of these issues.

RSVP: If you plan to attend, please contact Tim Stephens in the UCSC Public Information Office at (831) 459-4352 or, for directions and parking permits.