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Rochester Science Café

The Rochester Science Cafés, presented on the fourth Tuesdays of most months, are a collaboration between the University of Rochester and RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology).  They are held at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble book store in the upstairs common room beginning at 7:00 pm.  

Science cafés are designed to introduce top STEM scientists to a curious public, both young and old. Science cafés are not lectures, they are conversations between the presenters and participants who do not otherwise have access to cutting edge science.  

For more information and history see or contact David Goldfarb.

Fall/Winter Schedule

September 26                    

“Prospects for a Universal Flu Vaccine”
Dr. John Treanor, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology
University of Rochester Medical Center
October 24               

“Scientific Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution”
Dr. John Jaenike, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology
University of Rochester

November 28                   

“Life After Smartphones: The Evolution of the Human-information Interface”
Dr. Mark Bocko, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences
University of Rochester

January 23                  

“Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Where is 95% of the Universe?”
Dr. Frank L.H. Wolfs, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Rochester