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March 4 Cafe – From Silent Spring to Silent Night: a Tale of Toads and Men

Wednesday, March 4, 7-9pm Dr. Tyrone Hayes presents “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: a Tale of Toads and Men”
Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany

Feb 4 Cafe – Structural Colors in Butterflies

 

The Physics and Development of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies

with Nipam Patel

Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave., Albany

This ...

April 1 Cafe – Our Tectonic Timebomb: The Hayward Fault & Advances in Earthquake Monitoring

Dr. Peggy Hellweg presents “Our Tectonic Timebomb: The Hayward Fault and Advances in Earthquake Monitoring” Wednesday, April 1 7-9pm, Cafe Valparaiso

May 6 Cafe – Tar Pits in the Tropics

Dr. Emily Lindsey presents “Tar Pits in the Tropics: What the exceptional Ice Age fossil localities of coastal Ecuador and Peru can tell us about ancient ecosystems, species ecology, and the future of biodiversity” Wednesday, May 6: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

June 3 Cafe – Communicating Science

Dr. Lisa White and Katie Bertsche present “Communicating science through museum outreach, art, and engagement: Science@Cal and the UC Museum of Paleontology” Wednesday, June 3: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

No Science Cafe in July

There will be no East Bay Science Cafe in July due to the Independence Day Holiday.

Aug 5 Cafe – From the forest to the deep blue sea

Dr. Jenna Judge presents “From the forest to the deep blue sea, wood shapes animal communities” Wednesday, August 5: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

Sept 2 Cafe – What can microbial communities tell us?

Dr. Alicia Taylor presents “What can microbial communities tell us? Research in a model human intestine and wastewater system” Wednesday, September 7: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

Oct. 7 Cafe – Disco (clam) isn’t dead

Science Cafe Oct. 7 “Disco (clam) isn’t dead: how silica nanospheres create flashing glam clams.” Cafe Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

Nov 4 Cafe – CHANGE!

Science Cafe Nov 4 “Bay Area Science Festival Special Science Cafe: CHANGE!” Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

Dec. 2 Cafe – Building the future with biology

Science Cafe Dec 2 “Building the future with biology: A Conversations about synthetic biology” Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 6:30 pm

No January Science Cafe

The East Bay Science Cafe will be on break in January. We will return to Restaurant Valparaiso on the first Wednesday of February. See you then, and Happy New Year!

 

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Feb 3 Cafe – Agrobacterium, the natural genetic hijacker!

Science Cafe Feb 3 “Agrobacterium, the natural genetic hijacker!” with Romain Grangeon. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

March 2 Cafe – Unlikely lizards

Science Cafe March 2 “Unlikely lizards – The evolutionary history and natural history of geckos” with Phillip Skipwith. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

April 6 Cafe – Fossil Foraminifera: What are they?

Science Cafe April 6 “Fossil Foraminifera: What are they? Primary informers about how our planet worked in the past.” with Ivo Duijnstee. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

May 4 Cafe – Matter, Mind, and Consciousness

Science Cafe May 4 “Matter, Mind, and Consciousness” with David Presti. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

June 1 Cafe – 10,000 feet under the sea

Cafe June 1: June Cafe: 10,000 feet under the sea, a voyage to the deep with Julia Sigwart Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

July 6 Cafe – The world of native bees

Cafe July 6: The world of native bees, why care for these little buzzers? with Gordon Frankie. 7pm Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

Aug. 3 Cafe – Neural Dust

August 3 Cafe: Neural Dust with Michel Maharbiz. 7pm, Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

Sept 7 Cafe – Watching the universe grow up

September 7 Cafe: Watching the universe grow up, Snapshots through time using radio waves with
Adrian Liu. 7pm, Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave.

Oct 5 Science Cafe - Looking at the Sun

Oct 5 Science Cafe – Looking at the Sun

Looking at the Sun

Solar flares, the GRIPS telescope & adventures in Antarctica

with Nicole Duncan

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

Interplanetary space is not empty; a ...

Nov 2 Cafe – Collection

Collection!

Inside UC Berkeley Natural History Museums

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

Natural History Museums are ...

Dec 7 Cafe – This is your brain on stress

This is your brain on stress

With Daniela Kaufer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

 Stress is an inevitable part of our life, and understanding the biology of the stress response ...

Feb 1 Cafe – Mass Extinctions

Mass Extinctions

Learning from the fossil record

with Seth Finnegan

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

Mass extinctions – episodes during which many groups of previously successful organisms disappeared from Earth in ...

Mar 1 Cafe – Searching for dark matter

with Matt Pyle

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the ...

April 5 Cafe – The quantum mechanics of your phone

with James Analytis

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

What is quantum mechanics, and how does it make the technology we enjoy possible? Professor James Analytis will present a short introduction into how quantum mechanics has changed the way we live, ...

May 3 Cafe – Microbiomes in health and disease

with Michael Shapira

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora ...

June 7 Cafe – Science of the Superbloom

Why California plants are so diverse, unique, and mysterious…

with Isaac Marck

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

The California Floristic Province, with a Mediterranean climate and diverse habitats, is home to numerous endemic plant species and is one of the ...

July 5 Cafe – The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

with Dr. Laura Peticolas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

For the first time since 1918, there will be a total solar eclipse crossing the United ...

Aug. 2 Cafe – Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals

Spin and the quantum rules for apartment rentals

with Dr. Robert Cahn

Wednesday, August 2 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

Almost all elementary particles act as if they are spinning. Scientists once believed that ...

Sept 6 Cafe – Chew on this

The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

with Tesla Monson

Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so ...

Oct 4 Cafe-Oak Woodlands

Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

with Robert Skelton

Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ...

Nov 1 Cafe – The humanity of Artificial Intelligence

The humanity of Artificial Intelligence

with R.Stuart Geiger

Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
Today, “artificial

Dec 6 Cafe – Exploding Stars

Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Runaway Universe

with Jeffrey Silverman

Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects ...

Feb 7 Cafe – It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World: Viewing Life with Electrons    

with Danielle Jorgens

Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies ...

Mar 7 Cafe – The science (and art) of active transportation planning

The Science (and Art) of Active Transportation Planning in Berkeley   

with Eric Anderson

Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

 

Berkeley is a leading city in promoting walking and biking for transportation. The City ...

April 4 cafe – Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants, the super-colony beneath our feet  

with Jenna Florio

Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A single ant colony from Argentina has now filled almost six hundred miles of California’s ...

Cafe Postponed

East Bay Science Cafe

ON HOLD TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Science at Cal is seeking a new location for our monthly science café series. Unfortunately, Restaurant Valparaiso, which has graciously hosted the series for many years, is closing down due to loss of lease. We are grateful ...

East Bay Science Cafe NEW VENUE! Weds, Sept 5 – Bioinspired Design

Bioinspired Designs from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels 

with Professor Robert Full

Wednesday Sept 5, 2018
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Space is limited!
Audience will be admitted until ...

Oct 11 Cafe – How to make a topological quantum fluid

How to make a topological quantum fluid in 10 easy steps

with Dr. Kayleigh Cassella

Thursday Oct 11, 2018

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

 

We have changed our regular ...

Nov. 8 Science Cafe – Water and California

Water and California: The Pivotal Role of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta    

with Prof. Dennis Baldocchi

Thursday November 8, 2018

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our ...

April 11 Cafe – Earthquake Mythbusters

Earthquake Mythbusters

with Dr. Jennifer Strauss

Thursday April 11, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!

January 10 Cafe – CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity 

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity 

with Dr. Lea Witkowsky

Thursday January 10, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our regular time to the ...

Science Cafe Feb 14 – House Plant Botany

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

with Allyson Greenlon

Public Programs Coordinator, Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkeley 

Thursday February 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Science Cafe March 14 – Linguistics: making sense from noise

Linguistics: making sense from noise

with Prof. Susan Lin

Thursday March 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience will be ...

May 9 Science Cafe – The Nature of UC

The Nature of UC

with Peggy Fiedler & Kathleen M. Wong

Thursday May 9, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience ...

June 13 Science Cafe – Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table

Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table

with Dr. Jacklyn Gates

Thursday June 13, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience ...

Science Cafe Sept 12 – The humble spud

The humble spud:

The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

with Prof. Christine Hastorf

Thursday September 12, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

with Prof. David Presti

Thursday October 10, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Join us ...

Science Cafe Nov 14 – Insects with super powers!

The secret superpowers of insects and other critters

with Dr. Javier Navarro

Thursday November 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Science Cafe Dec – Knotty Sculptures

Knotty Sculptures

with Prof. Carlo H. Séquin

EECS Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley

Thursday December 12, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
East Bay Science Cafe - Life beyond the Earth

East Bay Science Cafe – Life beyond the Earth

Life beyond the Earth:
Telescopes, exoplanets, and the search for intelligent life
with Dr. Howard Isaacson

East Bay Science Cafe March 12 - CRISPR

East Bay Science Cafe March 12 – CRISPR

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the future of humanity
with Dr. Megan Hochstrasser

Clearing the air: Empowering communities to improve air quality

Thursday, June 25th 12pm – 1:30pm

Dr. Alexis Shusterman

Lecturer, College of Chemistry
UC Berkeley

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March 4 Cafe – From Silent Spring to Silent Night: a Tale of Toads and Men

Wednesday, March 4, 7-9pm Dr. Tyrone Hayes presents “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: a Tale of Toads and Men”
Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany

Feb 4 Cafe – Structural Colors in Butterflies

 

The Physics and Development of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies

with Nipam Patel

Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave., Albany

This ...

April 1 Cafe – Our Tectonic Timebomb: The Hayward Fault & Advances in Earthquake Monitoring

Dr. Peggy Hellweg presents “Our Tectonic Timebomb: The Hayward Fault and Advances in Earthquake Monitoring” Wednesday, April 1 7-9pm, Cafe Valparaiso

May 6 Cafe – Tar Pits in the Tropics

Dr. Emily Lindsey presents “Tar Pits in the Tropics: What the exceptional Ice Age fossil localities of coastal Ecuador and Peru can tell us about ancient ecosystems, species ecology, and the future of biodiversity” Wednesday, May 6: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

June 3 Cafe – Communicating Science

Dr. Lisa White and Katie Bertsche present “Communicating science through museum outreach, art, and engagement: Science@Cal and the UC Museum of Paleontology” Wednesday, June 3: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

No Science Cafe in July

There will be no East Bay Science Cafe in July due to the Independence Day Holiday.

Aug 5 Cafe – From the forest to the deep blue sea

Dr. Jenna Judge presents “From the forest to the deep blue sea, wood shapes animal communities” Wednesday, August 5: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

Sept 2 Cafe – What can microbial communities tell us?

Dr. Alicia Taylor presents “What can microbial communities tell us? Research in a model human intestine and wastewater system” Wednesday, September 7: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

Oct. 7 Cafe – Disco (clam) isn’t dead

Science Cafe Oct. 7 “Disco (clam) isn’t dead: how silica nanospheres create flashing glam clams.” Cafe Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

Nov 4 Cafe – CHANGE!

Science Cafe Nov 4 “Bay Area Science Festival Special Science Cafe: CHANGE!” Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

Dec. 2 Cafe – Building the future with biology

Science Cafe Dec 2 “Building the future with biology: A Conversations about synthetic biology” Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 6:30 pm

No January Science Cafe

The East Bay Science Cafe will be on break in January. We will return to Restaurant Valparaiso on the first Wednesday of February. See you then, and Happy New Year!

 

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Feb 3 Cafe – Agrobacterium, the natural genetic hijacker!

Science Cafe Feb 3 “Agrobacterium, the natural genetic hijacker!” with Romain Grangeon. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

March 2 Cafe – Unlikely lizards

Science Cafe March 2 “Unlikely lizards – The evolutionary history and natural history of geckos” with Phillip Skipwith. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

April 6 Cafe – Fossil Foraminifera: What are they?

Science Cafe April 6 “Fossil Foraminifera: What are they? Primary informers about how our planet worked in the past.” with Ivo Duijnstee. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

May 4 Cafe – Matter, Mind, and Consciousness

Science Cafe May 4 “Matter, Mind, and Consciousness” with David Presti. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

June 1 Cafe – 10,000 feet under the sea

Cafe June 1: June Cafe: 10,000 feet under the sea, a voyage to the deep with Julia Sigwart Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

July 6 Cafe – The world of native bees

Cafe July 6: The world of native bees, why care for these little buzzers? with Gordon Frankie. 7pm Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

Aug. 3 Cafe – Neural Dust

August 3 Cafe: Neural Dust with Michel Maharbiz. 7pm, Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

Sept 7 Cafe – Watching the universe grow up

September 7 Cafe: Watching the universe grow up, Snapshots through time using radio waves with
Adrian Liu. 7pm, Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave.

Oct 5 Science Cafe - Looking at the Sun

Oct 5 Science Cafe – Looking at the Sun

Looking at the Sun

Solar flares, the GRIPS telescope & adventures in Antarctica

with Nicole Duncan

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

Interplanetary space is not empty; a ...

Nov 2 Cafe – Collection

Collection!

Inside UC Berkeley Natural History Museums

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

Natural History Museums are ...

Dec 7 Cafe – This is your brain on stress

This is your brain on stress

With Daniela Kaufer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

 Stress is an inevitable part of our life, and understanding the biology of the stress response ...

Feb 1 Cafe – Mass Extinctions

Mass Extinctions

Learning from the fossil record

with Seth Finnegan

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

Mass extinctions – episodes during which many groups of previously successful organisms disappeared from Earth in ...

Mar 1 Cafe – Searching for dark matter

with Matt Pyle

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the ...

April 5 Cafe – The quantum mechanics of your phone

with James Analytis

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

What is quantum mechanics, and how does it make the technology we enjoy possible? Professor James Analytis will present a short introduction into how quantum mechanics has changed the way we live, ...

May 3 Cafe – Microbiomes in health and disease

with Michael Shapira

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora ...

June 7 Cafe – Science of the Superbloom

Why California plants are so diverse, unique, and mysterious…

with Isaac Marck

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

The California Floristic Province, with a Mediterranean climate and diverse habitats, is home to numerous endemic plant species and is one of the ...

July 5 Cafe – The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

with Dr. Laura Peticolas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

For the first time since 1918, there will be a total solar eclipse crossing the United ...

Aug. 2 Cafe – Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals

Spin and the quantum rules for apartment rentals

with Dr. Robert Cahn

Wednesday, August 2 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

Almost all elementary particles act as if they are spinning. Scientists once believed that ...

Sept 6 Cafe – Chew on this

The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

with Tesla Monson

Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so ...

Oct 4 Cafe-Oak Woodlands

Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

with Robert Skelton

Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ...

Nov 1 Cafe – The humanity of Artificial Intelligence

The humanity of Artificial Intelligence

with R.Stuart Geiger

Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
Today, “artificial

Dec 6 Cafe – Exploding Stars

Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Runaway Universe

with Jeffrey Silverman

Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects ...

Feb 7 Cafe – It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World: Viewing Life with Electrons    

with Danielle Jorgens

Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies ...

Mar 7 Cafe – The science (and art) of active transportation planning

The Science (and Art) of Active Transportation Planning in Berkeley   

with Eric Anderson

Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

 

Berkeley is a leading city in promoting walking and biking for transportation. The City ...

April 4 cafe – Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants, the super-colony beneath our feet  

with Jenna Florio

Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A single ant colony from Argentina has now filled almost six hundred miles of California’s ...

Cafe Postponed

East Bay Science Cafe

ON HOLD TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Science at Cal is seeking a new location for our monthly science café series. Unfortunately, Restaurant Valparaiso, which has graciously hosted the series for many years, is closing down due to loss of lease. We are grateful ...

East Bay Science Cafe NEW VENUE! Weds, Sept 5 – Bioinspired Design

Bioinspired Designs from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels 

with Professor Robert Full

Wednesday Sept 5, 2018
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Space is limited!
Audience will be admitted until ...

Oct 11 Cafe – How to make a topological quantum fluid

How to make a topological quantum fluid in 10 easy steps

with Dr. Kayleigh Cassella

Thursday Oct 11, 2018

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

 

We have changed our regular ...

Nov. 8 Science Cafe – Water and California

Water and California: The Pivotal Role of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta    

with Prof. Dennis Baldocchi

Thursday November 8, 2018

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our ...

April 11 Cafe – Earthquake Mythbusters

Earthquake Mythbusters

with Dr. Jennifer Strauss

Thursday April 11, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!

January 10 Cafe – CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity 

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity 

with Dr. Lea Witkowsky

Thursday January 10, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our regular time to the ...

Science Cafe Feb 14 – House Plant Botany

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

with Allyson Greenlon

Public Programs Coordinator, Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkeley 

Thursday February 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Science Cafe March 14 – Linguistics: making sense from noise

Linguistics: making sense from noise

with Prof. Susan Lin

Thursday March 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience will be ...

May 9 Science Cafe – The Nature of UC

The Nature of UC

with Peggy Fiedler & Kathleen M. Wong

Thursday May 9, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience ...

June 13 Science Cafe – Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table

Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table

with Dr. Jacklyn Gates

Thursday June 13, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience ...

Science Cafe Sept 12 – The humble spud

The humble spud:

The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

with Prof. Christine Hastorf

Thursday September 12, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

with Prof. David Presti

Thursday October 10, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Join us ...

Science Cafe Nov 14 – Insects with super powers!

The secret superpowers of insects and other critters

with Dr. Javier Navarro

Thursday November 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Science Cafe Dec – Knotty Sculptures

Knotty Sculptures

with Prof. Carlo H. Séquin

EECS Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley

Thursday December 12, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
East Bay Science Cafe - Life beyond the Earth

East Bay Science Cafe – Life beyond the Earth

Life beyond the Earth:
Telescopes, exoplanets, and the search for intelligent life
with Dr. Howard Isaacson

East Bay Science Cafe March 12 - CRISPR

East Bay Science Cafe March 12 – CRISPR

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the future of humanity
with Dr. Megan Hochstrasser

Clearing the air: Empowering communities to improve air quality

Thursday, June 25th 12pm – 1:30pm

Dr. Alexis Shusterman

Lecturer, College of Chemistry
UC Berkeley

March 4 Cafe – From Silent Spring to Silent Night: a Tale of Toads and Men

Wednesday, March 4, 7-9pm Dr. Tyrone Hayes presents “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: a Tale of Toads and Men”
Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany

Feb 4 Cafe – Structural Colors in Butterflies

 

The Physics and Development of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies

with Nipam Patel

Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave., Albany

This ...

April 1 Cafe – Our Tectonic Timebomb: The Hayward Fault & Advances in Earthquake Monitoring

Dr. Peggy Hellweg presents “Our Tectonic Timebomb: The Hayward Fault and Advances in Earthquake Monitoring” Wednesday, April 1 7-9pm, Cafe Valparaiso

May 6 Cafe – Tar Pits in the Tropics

Dr. Emily Lindsey presents “Tar Pits in the Tropics: What the exceptional Ice Age fossil localities of coastal Ecuador and Peru can tell us about ancient ecosystems, species ecology, and the future of biodiversity” Wednesday, May 6: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

June 3 Cafe – Communicating Science

Dr. Lisa White and Katie Bertsche present “Communicating science through museum outreach, art, and engagement: Science@Cal and the UC Museum of Paleontology” Wednesday, June 3: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

No Science Cafe in July

There will be no East Bay Science Cafe in July due to the Independence Day Holiday.

Aug 5 Cafe – From the forest to the deep blue sea

Dr. Jenna Judge presents “From the forest to the deep blue sea, wood shapes animal communities” Wednesday, August 5: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

Sept 2 Cafe – What can microbial communities tell us?

Dr. Alicia Taylor presents “What can microbial communities tell us? Research in a model human intestine and wastewater system” Wednesday, September 7: 7-9pm Cafe Valparaiso

Oct. 7 Cafe – Disco (clam) isn’t dead

Science Cafe Oct. 7 “Disco (clam) isn’t dead: how silica nanospheres create flashing glam clams.” Cafe Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

Nov 4 Cafe – CHANGE!

Science Cafe Nov 4 “Bay Area Science Festival Special Science Cafe: CHANGE!” Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

Dec. 2 Cafe – Building the future with biology

Science Cafe Dec 2 “Building the future with biology: A Conversations about synthetic biology” Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 6:30 pm

No January Science Cafe

The East Bay Science Cafe will be on break in January. We will return to Restaurant Valparaiso on the first Wednesday of February. See you then, and Happy New Year!

 

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Feb 3 Cafe – Agrobacterium, the natural genetic hijacker!

Science Cafe Feb 3 “Agrobacterium, the natural genetic hijacker!” with Romain Grangeon. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

March 2 Cafe – Unlikely lizards

Science Cafe March 2 “Unlikely lizards – The evolutionary history and natural history of geckos” with Phillip Skipwith. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

April 6 Cafe – Fossil Foraminifera: What are they?

Science Cafe April 6 “Fossil Foraminifera: What are they? Primary informers about how our planet worked in the past.” with Ivo Duijnstee. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

May 4 Cafe – Matter, Mind, and Consciousness

Science Cafe May 4 “Matter, Mind, and Consciousness” with David Presti. Restaurant Valparaiso, Albany 7pm

June 1 Cafe – 10,000 feet under the sea

Cafe June 1: June Cafe: 10,000 feet under the sea, a voyage to the deep with Julia Sigwart Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

July 6 Cafe – The world of native bees

Cafe July 6: The world of native bees, why care for these little buzzers? with Gordon Frankie. 7pm Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

Aug. 3 Cafe – Neural Dust

August 3 Cafe: Neural Dust with Michel Maharbiz. 7pm, Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave. Albany

Sept 7 Cafe – Watching the universe grow up

September 7 Cafe: Watching the universe grow up, Snapshots through time using radio waves with
Adrian Liu. 7pm, Restaurant Valparaiso, Solano Ave.

Oct 5 Science Cafe - Looking at the Sun

Oct 5 Science Cafe – Looking at the Sun

Looking at the Sun

Solar flares, the GRIPS telescope & adventures in Antarctica

with Nicole Duncan

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

Interplanetary space is not empty; a ...

Nov 2 Cafe – Collection

Collection!

Inside UC Berkeley Natural History Museums

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

Natural History Museums are ...

Dec 7 Cafe – This is your brain on stress

This is your brain on stress

With Daniela Kaufer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00-9:00 pm

 Stress is an inevitable part of our life, and understanding the biology of the stress response ...

Feb 1 Cafe – Mass Extinctions

Mass Extinctions

Learning from the fossil record

with Seth Finnegan

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

Mass extinctions – episodes during which many groups of previously successful organisms disappeared from Earth in ...

Mar 1 Cafe – Searching for dark matter

with Matt Pyle

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the ...

April 5 Cafe – The quantum mechanics of your phone

with James Analytis

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

What is quantum mechanics, and how does it make the technology we enjoy possible? Professor James Analytis will present a short introduction into how quantum mechanics has changed the way we live, ...

May 3 Cafe – Microbiomes in health and disease

with Michael Shapira

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora ...

June 7 Cafe – Science of the Superbloom

Why California plants are so diverse, unique, and mysterious…

with Isaac Marck

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

The California Floristic Province, with a Mediterranean climate and diverse habitats, is home to numerous endemic plant species and is one of the ...

July 5 Cafe – The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

with Dr. Laura Peticolas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

For the first time since 1918, there will be a total solar eclipse crossing the United ...

Aug. 2 Cafe – Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals

Spin and the quantum rules for apartment rentals

with Dr. Robert Cahn

Wednesday, August 2 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

 

Almost all elementary particles act as if they are spinning. Scientists once believed that ...

Sept 6 Cafe – Chew on this

The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

with Tesla Monson

Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so ...

Oct 4 Cafe-Oak Woodlands

Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

with Robert Skelton

Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ...

Nov 1 Cafe – The humanity of Artificial Intelligence

The humanity of Artificial Intelligence

with R.Stuart Geiger

Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
Today, “artificial

Dec 6 Cafe – Exploding Stars

Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Runaway Universe

with Jeffrey Silverman

Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects ...

Feb 7 Cafe – It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World: Viewing Life with Electrons    

with Danielle Jorgens

Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies ...

Mar 7 Cafe – The science (and art) of active transportation planning

The Science (and Art) of Active Transportation Planning in Berkeley   

with Eric Anderson

Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany

 

Berkeley is a leading city in promoting walking and biking for transportation. The City ...

April 4 cafe – Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants, the super-colony beneath our feet  

with Jenna Florio

Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A single ant colony from Argentina has now filled almost six hundred miles of California’s ...

Cafe Postponed

East Bay Science Cafe

ON HOLD TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Science at Cal is seeking a new location for our monthly science café series. Unfortunately, Restaurant Valparaiso, which has graciously hosted the series for many years, is closing down due to loss of lease. We are grateful ...

East Bay Science Cafe NEW VENUE! Weds, Sept 5 – Bioinspired Design

Bioinspired Designs from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels 

with Professor Robert Full

Wednesday Sept 5, 2018
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Space is limited!
Audience will be admitted until ...

Oct 11 Cafe – How to make a topological quantum fluid

How to make a topological quantum fluid in 10 easy steps

with Dr. Kayleigh Cassella

Thursday Oct 11, 2018

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

 

We have changed our regular ...

Nov. 8 Science Cafe – Water and California

Water and California: The Pivotal Role of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta    

with Prof. Dennis Baldocchi

Thursday November 8, 2018

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our ...

April 11 Cafe – Earthquake Mythbusters

Earthquake Mythbusters

with Dr. Jennifer Strauss

Thursday April 11, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!

January 10 Cafe – CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity 

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity 

with Dr. Lea Witkowsky

Thursday January 10, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
We have changed our regular time to the ...

Science Cafe Feb 14 – House Plant Botany

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

with Allyson Greenlon

Public Programs Coordinator, Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkeley 

Thursday February 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Science Cafe March 14 – Linguistics: making sense from noise

Linguistics: making sense from noise

with Prof. Susan Lin

Thursday March 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience will be ...

May 9 Science Cafe – The Nature of UC

The Nature of UC

with Peggy Fiedler & Kathleen M. Wong

Thursday May 9, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience ...

June 13 Science Cafe – Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table

Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table

with Dr. Jacklyn Gates

Thursday June 13, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience ...

Science Cafe Sept 12 – The humble spud

The humble spud:

The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

with Prof. Christine Hastorf

Thursday September 12, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

with Prof. David Presti

Thursday October 10, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Join us ...

Science Cafe Nov 14 – Insects with super powers!

The secret superpowers of insects and other critters

with Dr. Javier Navarro

Thursday November 14, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA

Science Cafe Dec – Knotty Sculptures

Knotty Sculptures

with Prof. Carlo H. Séquin

EECS Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley

Thursday December 12, 2019

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
East Bay Science Cafe - Life beyond the Earth

East Bay Science Cafe – Life beyond the Earth

Life beyond the Earth:
Telescopes, exoplanets, and the search for intelligent life
with Dr. Howard Isaacson

East Bay Science Cafe March 12 - CRISPR

East Bay Science Cafe March 12 – CRISPR

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the future of humanity
with Dr. Megan Hochstrasser

Clearing the air: Empowering communities to improve air quality

Thursday, June 25th 12pm – 1:30pm

Dr. Alexis Shusterman

Lecturer, College of Chemistry
UC Berkeley