The idea behind the Café Scientifique began a few years ago in England, inspired by the French Café Philosophique. In the Café Scientifique, people (often science buffs) come together in a friendly pub after work. An expert starts out with an informal introduction to an interesting current scientific topic. Then for an hour or so there are questions and answers and general discussion. There is an opportunity for everyone to ask questions, and questions beginning with "This might be a dumb question, but..." are more than welcome; these questions are invariably not dumb and often rather insightful.
Dear Café Goers,
The first Spring 2017 Café Scientifique will feature filmmaker / sustainability advocate Dave Gardner.
"The Most Important Research Ever Ignored" Dave will cover subjects of economic and population growth.
Abstract: In 1972, a group of systems dynamics researchers at MIT published study results titled The Limits to Growth. Their computer models provided reason to believe that continued economic and population growth would result in general systems collapse during the first half of the 21st century. The world proceeded to ignore that study for the next 40-plus years. In the ensuing years, evidence from a number of other studies has confirmed various aspects of that "business-as-usual" scenario from The Limits to Growth. Sustainability advocate Dave Gardner (director of the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth) will share highlights from the research, and explore the ways and the reasons policymakers, investors and other capitalists, journalists, and the public have ignored the scientific co! mmunity on the subjects of economic and population growth.
When: Tuesday, February 28 -- 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Parking -- COMPLIMENTARY PARKING PROVIDED BY UCCS PARKING SERVICES for the February 28th event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in any regular parking space in parking lot 222 located south of Centennial Hall. Note that all other parking restrictions (handicapped parking, loading zones, fire lanes) apply.
Funding for Café Scientifique at UCCS is provided by the UCCS Administration and Finance Team.