Cafe Science at Solea.

Beams, gears and motors. Environmental challenges. How the leopard got it spots. 

These and many other topics will be featured in this year's Cafe Science.

Join in the discussion with leading researchers in the field.

Events are open to everyone; both scientists and non-scientists alike!

All talks are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, at Solea in Waltham.

Fall 2014 Talks

Oct. 6

Beams, gears, motors: How the molecular machines control the shape and movement of cells

Bruce Goode, PhD
Professor of Biology

Nov. 3

The Neuroscience of Animal to Animal Variability and Robust Behavior in the Face of Environmental Challenge

Eve Marder ’69, PhD
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience

Dec. 1

Testing Turing's Theory of Morphogenesis, or "How the Leopard Got it Spots"

Seth Fraden, Ph.D '87
Professor of Physics

Spring 2015 Talks

Feb. 2

Why trees are big, ants are small and cells are tiny

Jané Kondev, PhD
Professor of Physics

March 2

Sleep: Why you should, why you can't and what do fruit flies have to do with it

Leslie Griffith, MD, PhD
Professor of Biology and Director of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

April 6

Biofuels: How to fly your F-22 Raptor on an orange peel

Daniel Oprian, PhD
Louis and Bessie Rosenfield Professor of Biochemistry

May 4

Building Buoyancy: How Does Pond Scum Float?

Judith Herzfeld, PhD
Professor of Biophysical Chemistry