Boulder Colorado
Café Scientifique



About Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is an international movement of scientists and interested citizens who organize informal monthly discussion groups. Our goal is to provide a place for public discussion of interesting and controversial issues in contemporary science.

Location In Boulder

The location is determined on a month-to-month basis. See below for this month's cafe scientifique location.
Refreshments begin at 5:30 pm and the talk starts at 6:00 pm. Traditionally the presenter will speak for 15 - 25 minutes, which is followed by a question and answer period that lasts until ~7:00 pm. We then break, however, the speaker usually stays around for individual discussion and questions with audience members that wish to talk further. In October, we will restrict attendance to fifty people. The Outlook will provide a limited food menu (meat and veggie options) for the event, and full drink service. We recommend that those wishing to order food plan on arriving by 5:30. Anyone that wants to partake of the full menu, can eat in the adjacent restaurant before or after Café Sci. To RSVP for this month's café click here. We usually meet on the second Tuesday of the month (check the website for exact dates as this sometimes varies).

The Boulder Café is Sponsored by

The University of Colorado Chapter of Sigma Xi, and is organized by Carol Kearns and PJ Bennett. For more information or to be added to our email list for monthly notifications of Café Sci events, click here.

For more information on international Café Sci venues and the history of Café Sci, visit:

There is also a Café Sci in Denver:

Upcoming Cafés

no Café in order to promote the Awards Reception

May 13, 2014
"Placebo Effects"
Tor Wager, PhD
Sigma Xi