Tauranga's Café Scientifique hits record attendees of 150

26 September 2014

Café Scientifique

Tauranga Café Scientifique: Julia Banks, organiser of the Tauranga Café Scientifique with Dr Marcus Wilson from the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Tauranga’s September Café Scientifique hit a record with 150 people attending to hear guest speaker Dr Marcus Wilson, from Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato.

Dr Wilson explained how different patterns of electrical activity in the brain can be seen when someone is sleeping, thinking or under general anaesthetic and talked about what is known about electrical signalling.

Supported by the University of Waikato, Café Scientifique is a forum for discussing science issues, where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Next Café in October

The next Café will take place on Tuesday 28 October and will see Dame Anne Salmond present one of four lectures in the 2014 Rutherford Lectures: Experiments across Worlds. She will explore how exchanges between different ways of being, particularly Māori and European, have helped to shape our past and how they might contribute to an innovative and successful society for future generations. Dame Anne Salmond is a renowned author, academic, environmentalist and winner of the 2013 Rutherford Medal.

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