Better Coffee Through Chemistry at Queen Anne Science Café / CERN Press Conference

Tuesday, 3 July 2012 - 7:30pm
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Speaker: Susan Jackels, Ph.D, Chemistry Department at Seattle University

Some coffee tastes better than others, but how can farmers ensure that their coffee tastes as delicious as possible? At the July Queen Anne Science Café, join Seattle University's Susan Jackels to discover how she trains local coffee farmers in Nicaragua to use chemistry and scientific investigation to produce quality coffee. Download the flyer (PDF)

***Breaking News***
Live Viewing of Latest Higgs Boson Results
July 3, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub
CERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator, just announced a highly-anticipated press conference on July 4 to share the results of the latest experiments searching for the Higgs boson, or “God Particle.” But what is the Higgs boson and why do we want to find it? Join us after the July 3 Queen Anne Science Café for a live viewing of CERN’s announcement:

  • 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.: Faculty from the UW Physics Department provide some context for our current understanding of particle physics, the Higgs boson, and the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. This includes mini-presentations by faculty, NOVA video clips, and informal conversation time.
  • 12 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.: Live viewing of the CERN press conference, with interpretation by UW Physics faculty.

Queen Anne Science Café is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing Tacoma Science Cafés take place at The Swiss Pub and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.