Science Café Cleveland

Sigma Xi, a scientific research society at CWRU, will co-host a discussion on science topics on Monday, March 9, from 7-8 p.m. at the Music Box Supper Club.

The original topic for this month — “Why should we trust science?” — will be postponed due to an emergency in the speaker’s family. Instead, thee CWRU scientists will discuss the 2019 Nobel Prizes in science, including some background on the laureates and the significance of their work.

Professor Dan Scherson of the CWRU Department of Chemistry will discuss the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was awarded to Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino for their contributions to the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Professor Ben Monreal of the Department of Physics will discuss the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to Didier Queloz and Michel Mayor for their 1995 discovery of 51 Pegasi b, the first confirmed extrasolar planet, and to James Peebles for developments in theoretical cosmology.

Science Café’s own Professor Cynthia Beall (of the CWRU Dept. of Anthropology) will discuss the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was jointly awarded to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza for their work describing “how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.”

This event is part of the Science Cafe Cleveland forum, a series of discussions sponsored by the CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi, ideastream, and the Music Box Supper Club.

The discussion will begin at 7 p.m., but doors will be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Music Box will host a limited menu before and during the event. 

Learn more about the discussion.