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Science Cafe

May 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What do population\, interest\, pandemics\, fires\, chemical reactions\, and snowballs have in common? They all exhibit exponential behavior. But what does this mean exactly? How can it impact our daily lives? What are the long-term implications? The late Professor of Physics\, Dr. Albert Bartlett\, once claimed that “the greatest shortcoming of the human species is its inability to understand the exponential function.” In his talk \'Exponential Growing Pain for the 21st Century: How the Exponential Function Can Help us Avoid Catastrophe\,\' Dr. James Radich from the department of chemical engineering will explore Dr. Bartlett\'s bold claim and how it relates to some of the most profound challenges of the 21st century.
At the AU Science Cafe and Science Pub\, you\'ll have the opportunity to sit down and talk about new and exciting science and technology with scientists in our community\, all the while relaxing in a great local food and drink venue.

The event is <strong>FREE</strong> and open to all ages of the public. <strong>No science background is required</strong>\, and no question is too silly to ask!

For any other questions\, or if you are interested in being a Science Cafe speaker\, please contact Josh King at <a href=\'mailto:josh.king@auburn.edu\'>josh.king@auburn.edu</a> or 334-734-1182.