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Energy: The Crisis We Face and the Prospect of Solar Cells

Well, it’s happening again… “a scientist walks into a bar…” and it’s no joke this time either. Instead, thanks to the folks at Science Pub RVA -- you can join them for an amazing time to discuss and learn about real-world science in a setting where there’s no such thing as a dumb question.

This month’s meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. (or come at 6:00 for food and friends) Tuesday, August 7 at The Camel, 1621 West Broad Street. Come with your questions and comments, ready to consider a special topic in the world of science.

The topic for this month is “Energy: The Crisis We Face and the Prospect of Solar Cells.” Admission is free, but we hope you’ll enjoy a tad of timely summer repast, quaff a few brews and enjoy the company.

This month’s Science Pub RVA event -- the second since its inaugural last month -- will be about energy. Dr. José Ulises Reveles Ramírez, a VCU researcher and instructor of Physics, will lead a discussion on the big picture of energy with a special emphasis on the science of solar cells. Dr. Reveles will explore questions such as - Energy Crisis? Where? Who?; Efficiency realities and where research is taking us; How are we sharing energy? Come and talk it over in plain language. No background in science required.

Science Pub RVA is an inspiration of NOVA, the iconic, long-running PBS program that covers science, and NOVA Science Cafés have spread worldwide. NOVA Science Cafés encouraged Richmonder Cynthia Gibbs to be the spark plug for Science Pub RVA.

At its gatherings, as Cynthia and Science Pub RVA’s motto puts it, all comers are urged to be ready to “absorb something.” Come with your questions. But most importantly come with your curiosity. And don’t forget, online reservations are requested at Eventbrite.

If you would like to know more or have questions, contact Cynthia Gibbs, Science Pub RVA Coordinator and check out Science Pub RVA's Facebook page.

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