Science on Tap

Drink up, Get Smart. 

This is a 21+ event series. Please arrive early to secure a seat and a brew! 

Modeled after "Science Cafes", Science on Tap is the only place in Palm Beach County where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest trends in science and technology with a world-class scientist. With a motto to ‘drink up – get smart,’ you know you are in for a casual-education session, as the goal of the program is for guests to have fun while learning a little bit more about everyday curiosities. 

 

October Guest Speaker: Tammy Ma, Associate Program Leader, High Energy Density Plasmas Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory and Arturo Dominguez, Senior Program Leader, Science Education Department Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 

Where: Due South Brewing Co.; 2900 High Ridge Rd., #3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

When: Thursday, October 24th, 2019 @ 7pm

Topic: Making a star on earth: Magnets vs. Lasers 

About the Presenters: Dr. Arturo Dominguez received his bachelor’s degree. in physics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. He did his doctoral work on the development and analysis of a reflectometry system for the Alcator C-Mod Tokamak at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT. As a postdoc and now a senior program leader in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Science Education Department, he has conducted research on dusty plasmas and the development of plasma demos, in particular, the merging of online learning tools and actual lab experiments.​

Dr. Tammy Ma is an experimental laser-plasma physicist at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she leads a number of the experiments in pursuit of nuclear fusion on the world’s largest, most energetic laser. She received her B.S. from Caltech in 2005, then her M.S. in 2008 and Ph.D. in 2010 both from the University of California, San Diego. She currently serves as a member of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC), providing advice to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Tammy was a recipient of the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE).​

 

 

For more information about this event, please call (561) 370- 7740. If you know a local scientist or technologist that is interested in presenting at Science on Tap, email events@sfsciencecenter.org.

No ticket required -- Admission is FREE! Seating is limited, please arrive early. Presentation starts @ 7pm and runs 30min. plus Q-n-A after. Beverages available for purchase provided by the venue.