Cafe Scientifique NASA


Monday 30 March 2015 -
19:00 to 23:59
Georgetown University Atrium

You’re invited! Top UK scientist to talk at Cafe Scientifique.

The fantastic Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, a leading space scientist from the UK is coming to Doha to give a talk at Qatar University called ‘Shedding light on the Universe’. Maggie will be in conversation with Prof. Ilham al Qaradawi, professor of Physics at Qatar University and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University in Qatar who is hosting the event.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. It’s an informal, friendly environment encouraging open and interesting debate: you can offer your opinion, ask questions or just listen. Our meetings take place in cafes, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

You don't have to be a scientist or science student to take part. Café Scientifique is about the science of life and how it shapes our world. So everyone is welcome!

For more information, read our Café Scientifique page. 


As humans we have always looked up into the night sky and wondered. Across all cultures and since records began we have observed the universe using the light that is emitted by objects. Originally it was visible light obtained by our eyes but over the years our observations have become more sophisticated using more complex detectors and looking beyond the visible spectrum.

In this the “International Year of Light” let us take a trip through time and space to see how our ideas of the universe have evolved. We use light to understand what is out there but what about materials that do not interact with light. We can tell that such material is out there - we call it dark matter - but how do we detect it? It remains unknown causing large gaps in our current understanding...


Margaret Ebunoluwa "Maggie" Aderin-Pocock, MBE is an English space scientist. She is a research fellow in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies and an Honorary Research Associate in UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy. She is also a famous TV presenter in the UK where she worked on the well-known astronomy series ‘The Sky at Night’.

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