Café Scientifique serving food for thought in Boulder

By Staff

Boulder Café Scientifique is back up and running, bringing hot science topics from the source to the public.

Each event features a 25-minute presentation followed by interactive discussion, questions and answers.

Presented by the Boulder Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, the Café groups meet in the Outlook Hotel Conference Room, next to the Blues and Greens Restaurant. Cafe Sci Boulder meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to purchase refreshments; the talk starts at 6 p.m. For music lovers, the Outlook features live blues music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays after the Café.

The Café Sci phenomenon started in England in 1998 and has since spread around the globe ( The café program avoids long lectures and powerpoint presentations, instead providing a comfortable, lively atmosphere for discussion of scientific topics.

The program is free.

Café Scientifique Boulder

Fall Schedule

The Outlook Hotel
800 28th St. (Frontage Road between
Colorado Avenue and Baseline Road), Boulder


Sept. 11, Uriel Nauenberg, professor emeritus of physics, University of Colorado Boulder, The World of the Higgs Boson. What is all the Excitement About?


Oct. 9, Heidi Souder, Baker Residential Academic Program, University of Colorado Boulder, Everything You Wanted to Know About the Florida Keys Coral Reefs, and a Few Things You Didn't


Nov. 13, Frank Barnes, Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Cell Phones and Cancer


Dec. 11, Marc Bekoff, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, Animal passions and beastly virtue: Some reflections on redecorating nature, our compassion footprint, and rewilding our hearts