David Trilling, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will present From Asteroids to Zebras, a sabbatical talk, at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the physics and astronomy building, room 233.

Trilling spent one year in Cape Town, South Africa, where he researched asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects at the South African Astronomical Observatory and the University of the Western Cape.

During 15 years of research and through several NASA-funded projects, Trilling has characterized a significant sample of the known near-Earth asteroids.

Monday’s sabbatical talk will cover Trilling’s research findings and his experiences living and traveling in South Africa with his family.