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What we’re about

A Café Scientifique is a forum, where for the price of a cup of coffee, anyone can participate in the discussion of current scientific issues in the relaxing, informal setup of a Café!

How it works ? <br>- A Café Scientifique starts with conversations in small groups about the topic to break the ice, fill the glasses, and concretize our knowledge about the subject. <br>- Afterwards, there is a short talk (usually about 15/20 min) by an expert speaker. <br>- This is followed by approximately half an hour of questions and answers and general discussion.

What subjects will be discussed ? <br>

Any scientific subject that is of interest to the general public.

Who are the invited Speakers?

The invited speakers are researchers from UZH/ETHZ.

Who are we collaborating with ?

The Cafés Scientifiques are organized in collaboration with Life Science at ETHZ/UZH ( and Science et Cite (

Do Cafés Scientifiques make a profit ? <br>Cafés Scientifiques are free and thus do not make any profit.