We have a network of contacts with different universities and institutions who support our events. We are very grateful to these entertaining and constructive people who give of their time, and are fundamental to our Cafe Sci. We try to plan our calendar to present a variety of topics but are of course somewhat dependant upon the profile of volunteers!

Speakers can find guidelines to our preferred style here

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Oct 21st. Common cold, marketing and the Brexit referendum – the power of spreading processes Professor David Saad, Aston University

David Saad holds the 50th Anniversary Chair of Complexity Physics and is Head of Mathematics at Aston University, Birmingham UK. He received a BA in Physics and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel (1982), an MSc in Physics (1987) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (1993) from Tel-Aviv University. He joined the Physics Department at the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and Aston University in 1995. His research, published in over 200 journal and conference papers, focuses on the application of methods from statistical physics and Bayesian statistics  to a range of fields, which include neural networks, error-correcting codes, multi-node communication, network optimisation, routing, noisy computation, epidemic spreading and advanced inference methods.

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November 18th Caffeine and Carbohydrate rinsing. Neil Clarke, Coventry University

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December 16th Tracking Environmental Pollution  Profs, Bob Lee and John Colbourne, Birmingham University

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April 20th. The great wave across Doggerland – how Britain survived the Storrega tsunami. Professor Robin Allaby, University of Warwick

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Mar 16th. Digital Manufacturing, 3D Printing and robotics. Todd Williams, University of Warwick and Printed Electronics Ltd.

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May 18th. “Can we make a realistic and ethical laboratory model of chronic lung infection?” Dr Freya Harrison, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick