Skeletons in the Cave - A Story of Survival in a Changing World

PATRICIA BEDDOWS, PHD

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University

Patricia Beddows will discuss what it’s like to be a cave-diving scientist at this month’s Science Café.  Beddows has been scuba diving in Mexico for more than 20 years, exploring water flows through the Yucatan Peninsula’s underground cave systems.

Her mastery of both technical diving and basic science led to a role in the scientific study of the oldest complete skeleton ever found in North America. Beddows’ review of crystal formations found at the site turned out to be a critical element in the team’s conclusion that the remains date back at least 12,000 years.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

Skeletons in Caves
Skeletons in the Cave - A Story of Survival in a Changing World
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Ebola: The Facts
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WHAT IS SCIENCE CAFE?

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific 'stuff'! No cover charge, EVER!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone "in the know". No scientific knowledge is assumed by the speakers, so anyone can participate.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A SCIENCE CAFE?

Cafes start with an engaging talk from the research scientist who introduces the topic. It is not a lecture, so anyone can ask a question, and positively welcomed will be those which begin "This might be a stupid question, but ..." These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.


WHERE AND WHEN?

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION

6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

CONTACT US

Email us with your questions.
sigma-xi@northwestern.edu.
If you have any ideas for programs, please let us know.