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Feb 4 Cafe – Structural Colors in Butterflies

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Hosted monthly by the UC Berkeley Natural History Museums

East Bay Science Cafe is held the first Wednesday of every month in Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706

This cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

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This Month’s Cafe

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

Nipam Patel presents “The Physics and Development of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies”

Professor Nipam Patel will share the secrets behind the amazing colors and iridescence of butterflies. His work was recently featured on the KQED Science program Deep Look.

Nipam Patel is a professor in the Molecular & Cell Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley.