Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.
Cryptography is often considered one of the crown jewels in a young discipline, computer science, but it’s really an ancient subject that helped bring into existence the computer age. Our speakers will explore the ways cryptography is used (and abused) to run our world, as well as introduce some of the mathematics that modern cryptography is built on.
Arup Guha grew up in Winter Park and got undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science at MIT in 1997. After getting his Masters in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arup returned to Orlando in 1999 to teach at UCF in the Computer Science department, where he teaches a cryptography course each fall semester.
Qian Wang got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science at MIT in 2001. He works with encryption algorithms and thinks about security problems daily as part of his job at QFX Software, a local company he founded.
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We are being invaded! Learn about the natural history of ants, how they assemble communities, and ant invasions in natural and human-altered landscapes. Better understand the ecology of one of the most abundant groups of organisms on Earth, insects. Our discussion leader will be Dr. Joshua King, an assistant professor and insect ecology researcher in the Biology department at the University of Central Florida.
|Food Preservation||5 March, 2014 - 19:00||Eden Bar at...|
|Marine Mammals||11 February, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Bees||14 January, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Frankenfood||10 December, 2013 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Global Elemental Cycles||4 December, 2013 - 19:00||Downtown Credo|
|Weather||12 November, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Medical Geography||6 November, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|3D Printing||8 October, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Brain on a Chip||2 October, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Search for Extraterrestrial Life||10 September, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Math in Modern Medicine||4 September, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Underwater Caves||13 August, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|