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.
When Arlen and Diane Chase first traveled to Caracol in 1983, the city was completely covered by Belizean jungle. In more than 25 years of research, the Chases, husband-and-wife anthropologists at the University of Central Florida, have pieced together what Diane describes as “a much more complete story about Caracol,” one of the largest Maya cities. Through stable isotope analysis they can tell you what Caracol’s residents ate — which residents had a high-maize, high-protein diet, and which didn’t — and they can also tell you how the relatively uniform distribution of pottery suggests a strong sense of shared identity across social classes.
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We’ll explore the different facets of solid-organ transplant and identify scientific breakthroughs that have helped us improve the quality of life among patients, and we’ll shed light onto the potential future of the field. Additionally, we will examine the fundamental principles of transplant and how they have resulted in medical and surgical innovation.
Giridhar Vedula MD is a multi-organ transplant surgeon at Florida Hospital, and focuses his practice primarily on liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. He trained at Columbia University in transplant surgery.
|Science Experiments in Microgravity||11 June, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Space-Faring Civilization||5 June, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Skulls of Our Ancestors||14 May, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|After the Maya Apocalypse||1 May, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Nanotechnology Is Already Here||3 April, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|New National Wildlife Refuge||6 March, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Teamwork||6 February, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Asteroids, Water, and Life on Earth||9 January, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Poor and Homeless in Florida||5 December, 2012 - 19:00||Taste|
|Seeing cancer before it's too late||7 November, 2012 - 19:00||Taste|
|Marine Ecosystems In Peril||3 October, 2012 - 19:00||Taste|
|A Theory of Everything||5 September, 2012 - 19:00||Taste|