Giant black holes – among the strangest and most fascinating objects in the universe – exist in the centers of most large galaxies, including the Milky Way. Their role in the formation and evolution of galaxies is the subject of extensive astrophysical research. UC Irvine’s Aaron Barth (pictured), physics & astronomy associate professor, will speak on “Supermassive Black Holes in Galaxies” as part of the 2009-10 Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series, sponsored by the School of Physical Sciences. Free and open to the public, the event will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Student Center. Reservations are requested at 949-824-7252 or