Science Café Las Vegas

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Science Café Las Vegas, supported by the UNLV College of Sciences, is an organization geared towards bringing fascinating science discussions to the public of Southern Nevada.

We invite scientists to give short (~10-15 minute) presentations to the public at our fantastic venue, McMullan's Irish Pub, and then have roundtable discussions about anything you could possibly wish to know. Science Café Las Vegas is on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.

Come on down to the pub for lively science discussion, delicious brews, fantastic food, and a great time! Family friendly (under age 21 allowed).

NEXT VIRTUAL SCIENCE CAFÉ: NOVEMBER 4

Virtual Speaker: Donald Price, UNLV School of Life Sciences

"Hawaiian Drosophila: How to Evolve 1,000 Species in Just 25 Million Years"

The Hawaiian Islands were formed over the past 25+ million years by a geological ‘hot-spot’ where volcanic activity deep in the middle of the Pacific Ocean occurs as the Pacific plate moves in a north-western direction. The Hawaiian Islands are also an evolutionary biology ‘hot-spot’ with some of the best examples of explosive adaptive radiation of species groups. The Hawaiian Drosophila radiation has approximately 800-1,000 species that only exist in the main Hawaiian Islands. This accounts for about 1/3 of all Drosophila species in the world. The species are a treasure trove of fascinating changes in behavior, plant-insect interactions, microbiomes, gene regulation, and genomic changes.

The virtual presentation will be presented via Webex.

Meeting Number (access code): 133 784 7720

Meeting Password: HJxzNz8d?34

Venue

McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 W. Tropicana Ave. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-247-7000

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