The Davis Science Café will explore the dark side of the universe this March!

“The Dark Side of the Universe”
Davis Science Café

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Tavern
226 F Street, Davis, CA
Free to attend
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences

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Our conversation will be led by Dr. Maruša Bradač, who is an Associate Professor of Physics at UC Davis. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly “dark matter” is, and how scientists think about and study the origins of the universe, then this is the science café talk for you!

Bradač was a Hubble Fellow at University of California, Santa Barbara, and spent time as a postdoctoral research associate at Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) in Stanford, California. She received her PhD at University of Bonn, Germany, and is a native of Slovenia.

The tools of Bradač’s trade are telescopes in space (Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope) and on the ground in Hawaii (Keck). But if you’re doubting how telescopes and cosmology can make for a fun cocktail-hour conversation, here’s a taste of Bradač’s passion for dark matter, galaxies, and IKEA bookcases, filmed at TEDxDavis in May 2014:

You can browse past café topics at, and check out other local science cafés at! And join the Davis Science Café on Facebook at,



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