Café Scientifique Orlando

Café Scientifique, or just Science Cafe, is a monthly gathering of scientific experts and interested lay community in a pub or other nonacademic setting. We explore the latest ideas in science and technology, using plain language. Admission is free, and you need no reservation—just come ready to listen and contribute.
This month's topic:

A Theory of Everything
Full Title:
The Quest for a Theory of Everything
Presenter: Efthimiou, Costas
When: Wednesday, 5 September 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue:
Taste
Where:
Taste
717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, Florida
32804
United States
Dr Costas Efthimiou will explain the basic ideas that have led to our desire and hope that a unique theory describing everything in our universe can be found. He’ll will review the current state of affairs (including the latest discovery announced by CERN on July 4, 2012) and present a proposed theory for which the majority of the experts consider so far as the only viable candidate for being the Theory of Everything.

Costas Efthimiou obtained his BSc from the University of Athens and his PhD from Cornell University. After this, he spent an additional year at Cornell as a Lecturer teaching physics courses. He then accepted a research associate position at Tel Aviv University where he stayed for two years. He returned to US as a Visiting Scientist at the Math Department of Harvard University. He continued with a Visiting Scientist appointment at Cornell and Columbia Universities. In August 2000, he joined the Physics Department of UCF. Costas Efthimiou’s background is mathematical physics and theoretical high energy physics but he has also been involved in physics education and the promotion of science literacy and quantitative fluency.

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  • Dan L.

    Very interesting! Great speaker!

    September 10, 2012

  • Susan C.

    I was mesmerized and I was an English major in college.

    September 6, 2012

  • Swami

    AWESOME! Great turnout. Not perfect, but the speaker was decent (and humorous at times), and audio could have been louder, plus graphics could have been higher for all to see, but all-n-all it was a worthwhile event. Oh yeah, time ran a little short, so not much on any actually theories of everything. No problem, as such were addressed in Q&A, plus I picked his brain afterwards!:) Nice to see everybody, plus enjoyed a little pow-wow after at Stardust Coffee.

    September 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was quite interesting and could have been absorbing, but the physical setting made it very difficult to hear the speaker and to see the slide presentation.

    September 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    speaker rambled and was trying to address too broad an audience

    September 6, 2012

  • Sylvia

    Excellent! Looking forward to next time!

    September 5, 2012

  • Jan

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! I forgot what it was like to listen to a lecture full of facts, and not have to sort out what is hooey!

    September 5, 2012

  • Mary

    They wouldn't let me reserve a big table, so I'm going early to try.

    1 · September 5, 2012

  • Mary

    I think I need to find out about reserving a few tables...it's not a big place!

    September 4, 2012

    • Daniel K.

      Oh, it's gonna be cozy.

      September 4, 2012

    • Sandy

      Yes! cosy

      September 5, 2012

  • Daniel K.

    A theory of everything? It is comprehensive?

    September 4, 2012

  • Swami

    WOW! Looks like F.A.C.T.S. is gonna be representin'!:)...

    September 4, 2012

  • J. Y.

    The 9/5/12 meeting sounds fascinating but unfortunately, Wednesdays are my bridge club nights and if I do not show up there, they will be short of one person to play. Hopefully, I can catch another FACT event in the future that does not conflict.

    September 3, 2012

  • Sandy

    If anyone drives past Longwood on the 17-92, I could come, if not have a great time everyone x

    September 1, 2012

    • Sandy

      Ok, If it's alright with you I can be outside the Save A Lot, Big Lots, Mcdonalds shopping area, close to 434. Here is my number[masked], thankyou so much for the offer :)

      September 1, 2012

    • vicky

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      September 2, 2012

  • Swami

    *For some great links in preparation for the talk, consider my facebook post here http://www.facebook.com/events/462581247096943.

    See y'all there!...

    August 31, 2012

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