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Columbus Science Pub: Crossbeds and Bones
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Crossbeds and Bones

The Columbus Science Pub is an event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

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This month Columbus Science Pub digs into paleontology. We'll learn about vertebrate taphonomy, a subfield of paleontology that asks: “How did these animals die? Did they all die at once? How far were their remains transported? How did they become buried?”

Fossils can give answers to these questions, thanks to taphonomy. This month, Dale Gnidovec will share examples from his research on a microvertebrate site in the Green River Formation of Utah and a dinosaur site in Alberta, Canada.

Dale Gnidovec is the curator of OSU's Orton Geological Museum where he take care of over 54,000 rocks, minerals and fossils and the exhibit hall and identify rocks, minerals, fossils, and bones. He identifies whatever comes in, including rocks, minerals, fossils, and bones. But, according to Dale, the best part of his job is educating the public about geology. His main interest is paleontology, with a special interest in dinosaurs – he spent parts of 13 summers with crews from the Cincinnati Museum Center searching for and digging dinosaurs in Montana. He also writes  a geology column that appears periodically in The Columbus Dispatch.





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Columbus Science Pub
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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Columbus Science Pub
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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Columbus Science Pub
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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Columbus Science Pub
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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Columbus Science Pub
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

Tickets for the Columbus Science Pub event will be available soon.  For more information, visit Columbus Science Pub on Facebook.

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Columbus Science Pub: Views on Climate
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Views on Climate

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The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

THIS MONTH’S PUB:

Columbus Science Pub: Views on Climate
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome. The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm.

This month: Views on Climate with Megan Smith, Geoff Dipre, and Apoorva Shastry  

Climate is complicated! The time scales are long and there is so much data, and climate effects everything from bacteria to slugs to us. To learn more about climate this month we have three presenters all working towards their doctorate degrees at The Ohio State University. Each of our speakers works on an area of science that has insight into climate, past, present and future.

Geoff Dipre wants to know more about what the Arctic looked like 1 to 5 million years ago, when their was less ice in the region. To look back at ancient oceans, Geoff uses sediment cores taken from the seafloor.  He is also looking for microfossils of animals called Foraminifera, which provide information about these past environments. Looking at these ancient ocean sediments gives him insight to understand what the Arctic will look like, as its climate continues to rapidly change.

Megan Smith studies the last glacial maximum. During the last ice age Canada and most of the upper United States was covered in glaciers. As the glaciers receded animals repopulated the newly exposed land including the terrestrial gastropods- you may know them as the amazing animal, the slug. But what happened to slugs when they came back into contact with populations they had not interacted with for thousands of years? How much change is too much change?

Apoorva Shastry is interested in modeling flood zones in Africa. The challenge is that many areas do not have accurate elevation maps, so correctly predicting where and how the flood propagates is difficult. Using satellite images of past floods along with her models, she can back calculate the topography of landscapes thousands of miles away. She then uses her improved elevation maps to better predict flood location and timing.



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Columbus Science Pub: All's Not Fair in War
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: All's Not Fair in War

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

THIS MONTH’S SPEAKER:

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"All's fair in love and war” needs an update. John Lyly's proverb didn't account for chemical weapons. Today, international rules say these agents aren't fair, even in war. But people have been using chemical warfare agents against each other since we discovered poisons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons monitors and controls the use of chemical weapons across the world. But how does this organization and other scientists know when chemical weapons are used? How we identify which weapons were used? Let's ask a chemist.

Lindsey Sequeira will guide us through the periodic table and beyond in April's Science Pub on chemical weapons. As a chemist at Battelle, Lindsey works on chemical analysis for government and commercial clients every day. She'll tell us how chemical weapons were developed and their first uses of chemical weapons. And she'll how us how chemistry how modern chemistry gives us the tools for detection and protection, not just harm.

Lindsey has a Master's in Analytical Chemistry from Oregon State University and joined Battelle in 2015. She was also Student Affiliates President of the Georgia Southern chapter of the American Chemical Studies while pursuing her bachelors at Georgia Southern University.  

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Columbus Science Pub: Journey through the Deep-Earth to other Worlds with Dr. Wendy Panero
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Journey through the Deep-Earth to other Worlds with Dr. Wendy Panero

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

THIS MONTH’S SPEAKER:

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In 2009 NASA launched the space craft Kepler on a mission to find new exoplanets. Kepler Space Telescope has identified 2,740 planet candidates orbiting 2,036 stars. Of those planets, 351 are roughly the same size as Earth. But what makes a planet Earth like? We generally think about the goldilocks zone, but the composition of the rocks may be the key. Dr. Wendy Panero, along with a team of researchers at The Ohio State University is mining the Kepler data — and Earth -- for answers.

As a professor at The Ohio State University Wendy studies the behavior of materials under the high pressure and temperature conditions found in the Earth’s interior. She use a wide range of techniques from experimental to theoretical. Some equipment Wendy needs for her work is so big it is its own facility, like the synchrotron-based research facility at the Advanced Photon Source where she measures atomic-scale properties of rocks. This may sound like science fiction but using these tools Wendy is able to study mineral composition. For her theoretical work she uses The Ohio Supercomputer Center to make predictions about other planets or areas we can not observe about our own.

Wendy’s work has long excited public interest. She has been interviewed by the dispatch, OSU media, and Science Friday an NPR program. Wendy is passionate about ensuring all children have access to appropriate public education, regardless of their learning needs. Searching for answers to fundamental questions like “Is there life out there?” brings her to work every day.

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Columbus Science Pub: Women in Science
Jan
3
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub: Women in Science

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

THIS MONTH’S SHOW:

Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, and Katherine Johnson are all house hold names today, but, while they were alive few people knew them or supported their work. Even Heady Lamar, famous in her own lifetime, was known more for her acting career then her invention of this little thing you might have heard of called WiFi. This month, we will present three famous women scientists who worked right here in Ohio. 

In 1914 E. Lucy Braun walked across the stage for her third commencement at the University of Cincinnati. After receiving her BA, and then MA in geology, she took just two years to complete a Ph.D. in botany. Dr. E. Lucy Braun would spend her entire life working at the University of Cincinnati writing over 180 papers as a pioneer in the field of phytogeography (the study of why plants grow in certain places). Don’t think all this writing kept her at home! She made the large purchase of a sturdy car to help her better explore the Plains and Pacific Northwest. In 1937, Margret Nice a relatively unknown naturalist and stay at home mom, published a paper that revolutionize the study of bird behavior. She tracked the birds of her neighborhood in Tuttle Park, just north of Lane avenue in Columbus. In 1954 another Margret, Dr. Margret Green, was packing her bags to leave Columbus for Washington DC. After years teaching as a lecturer for The Ohio State University she accepted a position at the National Science Foundation as a program director in the newly formed division for genetics. Using mice to understand human genetics was a focus of her work despite the fact that she hated keeping mice in the lab; they bite!

Dr. Katherine O’Brien works at The Museum of Biological Diversity which is part of the department of Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. Originally educated as a geneticist and evolutionary biologist, she has spent her time in Ohio advocating for science and science communication through organizations like the Columbus Science Pub (of which she is a co-director) and the STEAM factory. Her research focuses on how access to natural history affects people’s understanding of the world around them. Katherine is passionate about increasing diversity in STEM by developing connections between Universities and the communities they serve.

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Columbus Science Pub
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

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Columbus Science Pub Special FREE Event!
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub Special FREE Event!

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

AND TONIGHT! Columbus Science Pub is holding a Special Event in honor of Paul Sutter’s book release on 11/20. Come celebrate with us at this book launch/Ask a Spaceman event.

Tickets are FREE, but reservations must be made to guarantee seating.

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Columbus Science Pub
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

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Columbus Science Pub (SOLD OUT)
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub (SOLD OUT)

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available.

**Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.**

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Columbus Science Pub-SOLD OUT
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub-SOLD OUT

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available. Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.

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Columbus Science Pub
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Columbus Science Pub

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

The presentation starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you’d like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu is available. Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating.

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