Peter Ravdin


The San Antonio Science Café 20080513
San Antonio, TX 78229


San Antonio, TXUSA 78229

Member since:

November 1, 2013


I have a great time thinking about the sciences. I have worked as a basic scientist, a statistician, and a doctor (oncologist). I am interested in the natural world. Of greatest satisfaction to me is the help I have given others along their paths.

Why are you interested in the San Antonio Science Cafe?

Learning something. Talking with people with similar world view but different backrounds

What topics are of interest to you?

Nearly anything

Do you prefer to drink beer, wine, coffee, or other beverages?

Beer, wine, fruit drinks, V8

Do you prefer formal lectures or informal socializing? both?

Lead off with someone prepared on topic and will give 20-30 minute what is new and overview.

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  • Bingsy

    I love Banksy! I don't know of any medical geography topics right now, but I will keep an eye out. From time to time, in Austin, the LBJ school will host symposiums that might have similar themes to medical geography.

    Feb 11, 2014 8:54 PM
  • Kristen V ♥

    That does sound fun, and I saw the event that you posted. Unfortunately, I'm going to be working that night. Starting at the end of the month, I'm going to have an usual schedule, with Saturdays and Tuesdays off. But I'm looking forward to tomorrow's event!

    Feb 10, 2014 4:49 PM
  • John

    Hi, Peter - in answer to your question, there's a TED talk about DIY bio at this link that probably explains it best:­­

    You can also read about it at this website:­­

    Again, I'd love to see something like this get going in San Antonio.


    Feb 06, 2014 4:27 PM
  • Sandy Castillo

    Hi Peter! So glad to see you on Meetup! How is the book going that I left for you? I have three more to dole out, but will schedule our first conversation soon. I just finished the Immortal Life of HeLa. Talk to you soon. Sandy/Houston/S­urvivors in Science Meetup

    Feb 06, 2014 2:11 PM
  • Bingsy

    Hi. Medical Geography is a geography discipline that concentrates on geographic factors of health world wide. It covers a lot, but I'm not certain how common it is to find at universities. I was lucky enough to take a class at UT. It can range from Sub-Saharan Africa/SE Asia issues to issues right in our own back yard.­­

    Feb 04, 2014 10:13 PM
  • Sandra Griffin

    Hi Peter
    The Nano presentation at Maverick was part of the San Antonio Public Library's What's the Big Idea? project. See­­

    Mike is kind enough to post these programs for us on the Science Cafe page.

    This is why there was no introductions of members, etc.

    Despite that I hope you enjoyed the program and will come again to a another What's the Big Idea? presentation. The link will show you upcoming programs.

    Sandra Griffin, Librarian and fellow Science lover.

    Nov 18, 2013 4:36 PM

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