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CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE ARLINGTON
WHAT: What's Math Got to Do with It?
WHEN: October 2, 6:30-8:00 PM
WHERE: The Front Page Restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
WHO: Dr. Tony Chan, Assistant Director, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation
HOW: 6:30-8:00 Short presentation, followed by Q&A (Come early to purchase a drink or a meal if you so desire)
No science background required!
Free and open to the public!
ABOUT THE TOPIC: "Mathematics, and mathematics research, is often viewed by the general public as inscrutable and irrelevant (beyond balancing their checkbooks). In fact, Math is ubiquitous and indispensable in our everyday life. I'll give some examples including GPS, internet searches (Google), medical imaging and movies."
ABOUT THE CONCEPT: Cafe Scientifque flourished first in the U.K. (see http://www.cafescientifique.org)/ as a way for the public and scientists to mingle and discuss science issues in an informal setting. At least 35 café now exist in the U.S.
ABOUT THIS CAFE: The National Science Foundation initiated Café Scientifique (Arlington) and its occasional cousin in Washington D.C. in April 2006 to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Generally held on first Tuesdays at the Front Page in Arlington. This month's event is co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Institution. To suggest topics or speakers, complete a survey on-site. To be notified of future events, see "Find Out More" at bottom.
COMING NEXT MONTH: Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine, "Where Energy and Global Warming Meet"
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OTHER CAFE's IN DC METRO AREA: Occasional cafe's are also hosted by the American Chemical Society (see http://science.meetup.com/62/) and Koshland Science Museum ( http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/events/index.jsp).
RELATED WEB SITES: http://cafescientifique.org/, http://cafescientifique.org/arlington.htm
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We try to keep a lighthearted approach though we address very serious issues. For ex., see the graphic here: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=106939&org=NSF)