March 24, Science Café – ‘Mysterious Physics’

By Nate Hinkel

This month, panelists from UAMS, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway (UCA) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter.

Miles also will host a Science Café “Sneak Peak” KUAR-FM89 radio show. Each month a speaker from the Science Café panel will be a guest on the science talk show aired just prior (6:05 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.) to the monthly Science Café event. This month’s guest will be Debra Burris, assistant professor in the Physics Department at UCA.

Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: the Science of Love; Ecotourism; Genetics; Physics and Light; and Obesity. Check out the Web site for information on monthly speakers and topics at

For more information on future Science Café events, contact Linda Williams at 501-686-7418 or send an e-mail with “subscribe” in the subject field to

Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, UALR College of Science and Mathematics, Southwestern Energy, Central Arkansas Section – American Chemical Society, UAMS-Graduate School, KUAR-FM89 and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or