In case you didn’t know, you don’t have to go far if you want to have fun while talking about science in good company, and also having a good local beer! This is happening in Luxembourg, most likely very close to where you work - in Belval. In a few weeks, LuxDoc is organising yet another ScienceCafe at Coppers Belval and you are invited.
Last time it happened it was on July 27th and it was awesome. We have had Claude Sinner, a Luxembourgish PhD student working in Karlsruhe, who in addition to his thesis on protein folding has launched an effort in citizen science to label butterflies. He told us about his project to gamify science education and to collect what humankind knows about a certain family of butterflies. We got to learn a new word: lepidopterologist. Do you know what it means?
If you wonder about the location, it was cosy, not too crowded, and they even had board games that we didn’t hesitate to test (after the question session, of course). The beer kept coming and so was the finger food. What better ambiance to discuss taxonomies, validation of results, related work and other science points?
The next Science Cafe is going to happen soon. Why don’t you participate too, expand your network of contacts and maybe also your technical English?