Topic, "The Quest for a Theory of Everything"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 5 September, at Taste, in College Park.

Dr Costas Efthimiou will explain the basic ideas that have led to our desire and hope that a unique theory describing everything in our universe can be found. He'll will review the current state of affairs (including the latest discovery announced by CERN on July 4, 2012) and present a proposed theory for which the majority of the experts consider so far as the only viable candidate for being the Theory of Everything.

Costas Efthimiou obtained his BSc from the University of Athens and his PhD from Cornell University. After this, he spent an additional year at Cornell as a Lecturer teaching physics courses. He then accepted a research associate position at Tel Aviv University where he stayed for two years. He returned to US as a Visiting Scientist at the Math Department of Harvard University. He continued with a Visiting Scientist appointment at Cornell and Columbia Universities. In August 2000, he joined the Physics Department of UCF. Costas Efthimiou's background is mathematical physics and theoretical high energy physics but he has also been involved in physics education and the promotion of science literacy and quantitative fluency.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.

January 2013 Cafe is one week later

Though we have cafes on the same day of the month for several years, the first Wednesday of January 2013 is the day after New Year's Day, and we will instead meet a week later, on January 9.