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Science Cafe: The Illusion of Time

Science Café offers a great night out, a chance to meet new people, learn new things, and discuss current scientific research in plain language. Events are free and open to the public.

Join us for Science Café's presentation on The Illusion of Time. Panelists will discuss how time is connected to theoretical/quantum physics and how it affects human perceptions and native cultures.


This month, Science Café welcomes:

Steve Addison, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCA

Lyndel Roe, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Philosophy & Humanities, Pulaski Technical College

Bob Sanderson, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Sequoyah National Research Center, which has the largest assemblage of Native American expressions in the world, and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, UALR


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Radio Sneak Peak


Each month a speaker from the Science Café panel of scientists/experts provides topical insight as a guest on the KUAR-FM89 "Science Café Little Rock" talk show hosted by Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. at (6:05-6:30 p.m.) just prior to the live event at 7 p.m. Dorothy’s guest this month will be Dr. Steve Addison.

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Want more Science Café?

Check out the Science Café website, watch Science Café's YouTube Channel, read Science Café organizer Linda Williams's Science Whisperer blog, follow her on Twitter, and "like" Science Café on Facebook.

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Interesting links related to this month's discussion:

Physics & Time
http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time#.UYfXf7XFVg0

NOVAScience Now – The Illusion of Time
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/fabric-of-cosmos.html#fabric-time

Philosophy & Time
http://www.galilean-library.org/site/index.php/page/index.html/_/essays/philosophy/an-introduction-to-the-philosophy-of-time-r102
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw6hS_gy9MY

Culture & Time
http://www.nicholaspackwood.com/nonverbal_9.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00292/text_site/chronemics.htm
http://spezialgebiet-magdalena.blogspot.com/

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The first science cafés (Café Scientifique) were started in Europe in the early 1990’s to offer a relaxed public forum for the exchange of ideas (over coffee, beer, and food) in a friendly setting where anyone could come tosharpen their knowledge of the modern sciences. It was also a place where people could ask questions about the relevance, risk, and ethical concerns relating to a topic.

Today, there are science cafés around the world. Cafés, pubs and restaurants serve as venues for scientists and other experts to give short public presentations on specific topics followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Each Science Café event includes a moderator who introduces 2-3 panelists addressing a monthly topic as it relates to his/her experience and expertise. After each speakers’ brief (10-15 minute) talk, the audience asks questions and discusses the topic. The moderator fills in the gaps and facilitates questions. The Science Café provides an opportunity for an interesting night out, a chance to meet new people, learn new things, and discuss current scientific research/applications in plain English.

Science Café in Little Rock is hosted by Vieux Carre/The Afterthought the 4th Tuesday of every month.  Join your Freethinking friends for a fun and interesting evening! Get there early as seating is limited.

 

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  • Laney

    I wish I could have made it but had to go do other stuff.

    May 28, 2013

  • Susan K.

    I hear its full a few of us are at Canton Grill. Come on down!

    May 28, 2013

  • Chris B.

    This looks interesting. Or looked? Or will look?

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Roy Gil S. P.

    Looking forward to the lecture.

    May 21, 2013

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