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Feb 4 Cafe – Structural Colors in Butterflies

East Bay Science Cafe

 

The Physics and Development of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies

with Nipam Patel

Wednesday February 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave., Albany

This cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

Professor Nipam Patel will share the secrets of nano-scale structures behind the amazing colors and iridescence of butterflies. His work was recently featured on the KQED Science program Deep Look.

Prof. Nipam Patel

Nipam Patel is a professor in the Molecular & Cell Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley.