Science Cafes

Summary

Public talks on a wide variety of topics are hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The series is free, open to the public, and no reservations are required. Science Cafe events are held once a month at El Hueso de Fraile in downtown Brownsville. Nerd Nite events are held once a month at the Half Moon Saloon in downtown Brownsville.

Current Events

Thursday, August 27 7:00pm-9:00pm

Brownsville Nerd Nite
At the Half Moon Saloon (1101 E. Adams St.)


Friday, August 28 8:30pm

Astronomy in the Park
At Resaca de la Palma State Park




Past Events

Monday, August 10 at 5:30pm-7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville


Wednesday, July 29 7:00pm-10:00pm

Brownsville Nerd Nite
At the Half Moon Saloon (1101 E. Adams St.)


Friday, July 31 8:30-9:30pm

Astronomy in the Park
At Resaca de la Palma State Park


astronomy in the park



Monday, July 13 at 7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville


Friday, June 26 8:00-10:00pm

Astronomy in the Park
At Resaca de la Palma State Park


Wednesday, June 24 7:00pm-9:00pm

Brownsville Nerd Nite
At the Half Moon Saloon (1101 E. Adams St.)


Nerd Nite June 24


Monday, June 8 at 7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville


Wednesday, May 27 7:00pm-9:00pm

Brownsville Nerd Nite
At the Half Moon Saloon (1101 E. Adams St.)


Monday, May 11 at 7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville


Wednesday, April 29 7:00pm-9:00pm

Brownsville Nerd Nite
At the Half Moon Saloon (1101 E. Adams St.)

Nerd nite April 29

Tuesday, April 14

STARGATE Talks
Christopher Wren, Maker on the Android Framework Team.
“Just Google It” TED TALK style session with students.
April 14, 2015 10:30–11:30a.m. At El Gran Salon

Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

April Cafe 2015

Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00pm-9:00pm, 2015

Brownsville Nerd Nite
At the Half Moon Saloon

Nerd Nite March 25

Monday, March 2 at 7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

March 2015 Cafe

Monday, Feb 16, 2015

Monday Night Physics, "UTB NASA Engineering Teams"
Time: 7pm - 9pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, Feb 2 at 7:30pm, 2015

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

Sunday, Jan 18 at 2:30pm, 2015

Special event
From High School to Implementing Ethics on Automated Vehicles
UT Brownsville Gran Salon (Student Union), 1 W University Blvd, Brownsville

Monday, Dic 1 at 7:30pm, 2014

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

Monday, Nov 17, 2014

Space Travel: Science Fiction vs Science Fact
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, Nov 3 at 7:30pm, 2014

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

Monday, October 20, 2014

Renewable Energy and Engines: three short talks on renewable energy topics.
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, Oct 6 at 7:30pm, 2014

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

mnsc october 6

Monday, Sept 8 at 7:30pm, 2014

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

mnsc sept 8

Monday, Aug 04 at 7:30pm, 2014

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

mnsc august 4

Monday, June 30 at 7:30pm, 2014

Monday Night Science Cafe
At El Hueso del Fraile, 837 E. Elizabeth st. suite D, Brownsville

mnsc june 39

Monday, April 7, 2014

H2 Oh My: three short talks on water and water quality topics.
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hackers, Builders and Spies... Oh my!: three short talks on hacking and technology topics.
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Robot Love: three short talks on physics and robotics topics.
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Holidays: three short talks on physics and astronomy topics with holiday treats.
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Out of the Blue: three short talks on aeronautics and atmospheric topics.
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Astronomy at UTB: three short talks in celebration of World Space Week (October 4-10,2013).
Time: 7pm Location: UTB Salon Cassia (Main 2.402)


Monday, January 30, 2012

Dr. Joe Romano
UTB Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fractals (Almost) Everywhere

Fractals almost everywhere

Monday, May 2, 2011

Trooper Johnny Hernandez
Texas Department of Public Safety

Safe Driving: The Physics of Car Accidents

The physics of car crashes

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dr. Soumya Mohanty
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTB/TSC

Video Game Physics

video game physics

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dr. Volker Quetschke
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTB/TSC

The Laser's 50th Anniversary-History and Applications

the laser

Monday, January 31, 2011

Douglas A. Butts, Jr.
National Weather Service, Brownsville, TX

Hurricanes 102

hurricanes

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dr. Tamara K. Pease
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, UTB/TSC

Where is the Oil? The Deepwater Horizon Spill 6 Months Later.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dr. Karen Martirosyan
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTB/TSC

The Magic of Nanoscience

nano


Monday, April 26, 2010

Dr. Joe Romano
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTB/TSC

Cryptography 101

Cryptography

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dr. Birjoo Vaishnav
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTB/TSC

Uncommon sense and the Quantum: A tale of Teleportation, Cats and Quantum Computing One of the biggest revolution in the twentieth century was the discovery that we are made up of atoms, and that the properties of these tiny objects are very different compared to those of day to day objects like baseballs and benches. Understanding these properties requires overhauling our common sense which is based on the large scale world. The breakthroughs in figuring out these properties led to the semiconductor revolution in the later half of last century, eventually leading to computers, iPhones and the information age.

Yet some properties at this atomic scale are too strange to fully make sense. For example about a decade ago, a lab in Austria was able to successfully transfer the quantum state of a photon from one point to another without the photon actually going across. It was the analog of the Star Trek fame teleportation. The property of the quantum world that makes this possible baffled even Einstein, whose attempts to point out its absurdity in fact became a foundation of a new revolution in science-the quantum information revolution. The aim of this talk is to communicate some of these exciting ideas and successes which have led to science fiction turning into observable reality.


October 26, 2009 at 7:00pm

Molecular forces, tiny machines, and why the Gecko can walk on walls

How you wondered why Geckos can walk on walls? On Monday at 7pm (SETB 3rd floor), Dr. Andreas Hanke, will explain how a gecko holds to the surface of a wall.

gecko

Other Presentations

Dr. Joe Romano
Dr. Joe Romano

Michael Web
Michael Web

Dr. Mario Diaz
Dr. Mario Diaz