Cafe Scientifique


CafĂ© Scientifique is co-sponsored by the MT INBRE and the Montana COBRE programs at MSU. Started in England in 1998, Café Scientifique is based on the French Café Philosophique and has recently spread to a handful of locations in the U.S.


Community members come together in a friendly locale after work and hear a short talk on an interesting current scientific topic. Following the presentation, there is time for questions, answers, and general discussion. Cambridge University Varsity Magazine wrote, "Café Scientifique tries to take science away from the bum-numbing chairs of the classroom and into big, fluffy sofas . . . It tries to play a role in promoting public engagement in science, making it accountable, because science is no longer for the scientist alone."

The Café typically takes place on selected Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Baxter Ballroom, 105 West Main Street in Bozeman, Montana. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Hors d'oeuvres are provided and drinks are available for purchase.


For more information, contact Laurie Howell, INBRE Program Specialist and Fiscal Manager, at 406-994-7531.


Upcoming Cafés

Check back soon for our Fall 2016 schedule.


Past Cafés

Click here to see archived Café presentations.


Café Scientifique Worldwide

Learn More about other Café sites around North America and the rest of the world.



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