What is Open Mic Science?
"Open Mic Science" invites the community to an evening at The Treehouse Café on Bainbridge Island to explore ideas in all aspects of science and technology in an informal, social setting. Talks are held the first Tuesday of every month at 8 PM. Enjoy pizza and beer, and stay abreast of current knowledge. Open Mic Science, A Bainbridge Science Café, is based on the principles of Cafe Scientifique and is committed to the public understanding of science.
Intellectual curiosity required.
No specific science knowledge needed.
All talks are Free
When: 8pm on the first Tuesday of the month
Where: The Treehouse Cafe
4569 Lynwood Center Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Latest News (12/22/2016)
Presentation - January 3rd, 8:00PM
Our January 2017 speaker is Leslie Rosenberg
What’s the universe and what’s it made of?
About the Speaker
Leslie J Rosenberg
Department of Physics & Department of Astronomy, University of Washington
Experimental cosmology with a dark matter focus
Abstract: You, me, the air around you, everything you can see and feel comprise only a very small fraction of the universe. The vast majority of the universe is some radically different stuff with the names dark matter and dark energy. These are presumably some exotic new substances left over from the big bang or woven into the fabric of spacetime itself. The ideas of dark matter and dark energy may seem perplexing, but yet more radical ideas are suggested for the structure of our universe and how it evolves. I’ll talk about some of these ideas from the perspective of an experimental cosmologist.