Science Cafe at NMSU
"Chemistry, Biology, and Radioactivity" is the February 27 Science Cafe discussion topic. Dr. Vince Gutschick, Prof. Emeritus, NMSU and Board Chair, the Las Cruces Academy will show how natural radioactive decay and a classic colorful chemical reaction look alike. Come to see how we measure the kinetics of both with rather simple instruments. He goes on to relate both natural and human-enhanced radioactivity to biological effects, the Earth's internal heat source, and novel "fossil energy" sources, namely, geothermal energy and new nuclear reactors for a low-carbon energy economy
Sigma Xiís Science Café is presented by the Scientific Research Society, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science. The free Café discussions are presented to advance greater public understanding and to encourage use of available science. Students and all those seeking greater knowledge of current science are encouraged to be at the Science Café. For further information, phone: 575-522-3120.