Science Café

With funding from an Outreach grant from NASA, Joshua Faber (PI) and Manuela Campanelli established the Rochester Science Cafe along with University of Rochester biology professor David Goldfarb. The Science Cafe features discussions by several public scientists aimed at a general audience as well as extensive question and answer sessions afterwards. The speakers in the inaugural year included Dr. Robert Williams, current president of the International Astronomical Union, the world's largest body of professional astronomers, as well as talks by a number of local professors and Dr. Faber.  Since then, the Cafe, now in its eighth year, has hosted talks from local physicists astronomers, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, engineers, and doctors, as well as visitors like Beverly Berger, the former head of the National Science Foundation's Gravitational Physics Division.   Attendance averages nearly 100 guests per talk, with everyone from the community always welcome.  For more information, please visit our website or check out our Facebook page.


  • NASA ROSES Outreach Supplement: Cafe Scientifique Rochester, NASA 08-OUTRCH208-0011. PI: J. Faber. Co-PI: M. Campanelli. Funds: $20,851. Status: Awarded (04/30/2009-05/01/2011).

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