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Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues and promoting public engagement with science. 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".

Meetings generally start with a short talk from the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science, followed by a short break for drinks. This is followed by a session of about an hour for questions and answers and general discussion. Cafés are free although a voluntary contribution may be asked for to cover any expenses. (It does not pay fees to a speaker).

Meetings take place once a month on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 11th February, 2015

Place: The Old Bookroom, Hope Street Hotel

Title: Solar Electricity

Speaker: Prof Ken Durose, University of Liverpool

Over the past few years solar cells on rooftops have become popular because of government incentives. However, even though the prices are falling, the industry is not self-sustaining and relies on subsidy. This talk explores today's solar cells and what must change in the industry to make them genuinely competitive. You will hear how solar electricity is generated, and what the solar cells of the future might look like.

Click here to go to the Cafe Scientifique website.

Please contact Michael Jackman, michaeljackman@liverpoolcafescientifique.org, if intending to attend as places may be limited.

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