Science Café

Science cafés involve a lively conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone, and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses.

At a café you can

  • learn about the latest issues in science
  • chat with a scientist in plain language
  • meet new friends
  • speak your mind
  • talk with your mouth full

At the next Science Café

6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, November 4

"Dynamic Networks, Epidemics, and Friendships: Applications to a variety of situations"

Dr. John Maharry 

Associate Professor, Mathematics, The Ohio State University

In recent years, examples of using random graphs to model real-life networks have appeared in a number of areas. We will discuss a number of real life networks and the problems concerning them that are of interest. One example that we will discuss is how networks can be used to predict epidemics more effectively. Another example involves modeling the group dynamics using only simple rules for the individuals.  These address the general question of how local information about a network can give us information about its overall behavior.

The Warehouse, 320 W. Center Street Marion, OH 43302

Note for those attending Science Cafe:  We will meet in the large room in the back of the Warehouse.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Warehouse menu.  Please arrive earlier if you would like to eat dinner prior to the presentation.

The Marion Science Café meets monthly at:

The Warehouse
320 West Center Street
Marion, Ohio

The restaurant will have plenty of fine food and drink for sale. We begin at 6:00 p.m. but arrive earlier for dinner. Our Science Cafés feature a presentation by a scientist and discussion. You can have a conversation with the scientist or talk among yourselves.

Upcoming Cafés

November 4

Dr. John Maharry, Associate Professor of Mathematics. The Ohio State University

Dynamic Networks, Epidemics, and Friendships: Applications to a variety of situations 


Past Science Cafés


More information

For more information about Ohio State Marion's Science Café, contact:

Emily Meyer; (740) 725-6269


Other Science Cafés

OSU Columbus Science Café

Columbus Science Pub

Science Café Cleveland

Visit for information about the Science Café program.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Warehouse for hosting the Marion Science Café.