Science Cafés

ScienceCafe

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. All Science Cafés take place at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 PM.

For a map of the restaurant location, click Conor O'Neills or select Google Street View for a detailed satellite map. 
Click Previous Science Cafés (PDF)  for a list of past topics and presenters

Winter 2016 Science Café Schedule


January Science Café: A Mammoth Find

Wednesday, January 27th from 5:30 to 7:30
Want to talk about the mammoth?  Join Daniel Fisher, the Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology and Director of the Museum of Paleontology, and Adam Rountrey, Collection Manager for Vertebrate Fossils, as they discuss the recent Bristle Mammoth find. Research on this specimen is still in progress, but we are already making plans with the Museum of Natural History for an exhibit of this material, and your suggestions are encouraged. Part of the plan involves generating 3D models that can be viewed over the Internet, bringing the Bristle mammoth to a computer near you! Space is limited for this popular program.


Photo by Daryl Marshke/Michigan Photograhy
Science Café sponsored by Andrea and David Scott

 

February Science Café: Evolution and Deep Time

Wednesday, February 17th from 5:30 to 7:30

How do modern researchers study the big patterns in evolution?  What is the nature of the evidence from modern diversity compared to the fossil record? Can these patterns help us understand the diversity of life on Earth, and what might they mean for the future? Join Professors Catherine Badgley and Stephen Smith of the U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as we explore new ways to visualize the tree of life, and data from computational, genetic, fossil and geochronological methods.

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Sponsored by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

 

Future Science Cafés:

Memory
March 30, 2016 from 5:30-7:30
Check back for presenters and details.

 

Implicit Bias

April 13, 2016 from 5:30-7:30

Check back for presenters and details.