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Let's Meetup and Talk About Superconductors (Resistance is Futile!)
This is a repeat event. The original meeting took place in July at Zoo Knoxville. If you missed it the first time, this is your second chance to be a part of the discussion! We are pleased to welcome Bill Schwenterly as our guest scientist. During the 1990s and 2000s, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratories on a variety of applications for superconductors in power generation and transmission before retiring from the Fusion Energy Division of ORNL. We will be discussing superconductors including high-temperature superconductors (HTS) that make commerical applications possible. Everyone is invited and all are welcome! Please make plans to attend. This meeting will be held in the Visitor’s Center building at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. The STFK Science Café is FREE to attend, and complimentary refreshments are provided. Please RSVP by e-mail to [masked].

Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Avenue · Knoxville, TN

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We are a local chapter of a national network of Science Cafes created by WGBH Boston, the producers of the NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW programs for public television. We meet monthly for fun, casual discussion of various topics of real science. We invite a guest scientist to lead the Q&A portion of the meeting--you get to ask your questions, and the expert provides the answers! Children age 5-12 are welcome to attend with their parents; our Kid's Cafe meets in an adjacent room where we provide a science lesson (related to the adult disucssion) and fun, hands-on activities to help make learning science fun! Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided while they last.

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