Welcome! If you’re reading this, it means that you likely have an interest in science in one way or another, and we think that’s pretty cool. It’s a broad topic for sure, and everyone’s got their particular interest, but science can mean everything from genetics to digital compression technology; from string theory to biology; from hydrodynamics to figuring out the formula to Coca-Cola. It’s a big word with a lot of context, but we’re here to make science accessible to the masses.
Bangkok Scientifique was started to offer a forum for those interested in learning about the world around them. Speakers are invited to give a presentation on their particular field of study to attendees in a relaxed, informal setting that encourages participation and debate. Wine is served, science is discussed, and friends are made. Come down to check it out, or better yet – why not let us know what you’re into by giving a presentation?
Andreas is a self-proclaimed skeptic and science geek who’s interest in science stems from reading (and re-reading) books like “A Daemon Haunted World” and “The Selfish Gene”. A designer and information architect by trade, he tweets about life, design, and scientific skepticism at twitter.com/anho.
Greg: Although lacking the fancy-schmancy PhD’s and multi-linguistic talents of the other BKKSci members, Greg has nonetheless had a lifetime fascination with science, which started when he asked ‘Why?’ a few too many times in Sunday School. A proud geek of the movie/astronomy/computer variety, he spends his daytimes writing for various publications, and his nighttimes looking up at the sky going “Whoa.”
Kurt has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Utah and Northwestern University, respectively. His background is in thin film synthesis of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductors and characterization by energetic beams including x-rays, ion beam, electron beams, and lasers. Besides science and engineering, Kurt likes tequila.
Mae is a research scientist who has been investigating the structural and electrochemical properties of materials for applications ranging from thermal barrier coatings to fuel cells since 2001. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. When not doing science, she enjoys cooking and rock climbing.
Jan is a web developer in his day job and a maker when there is spare time left. Besides that he is interested in building communities around technology as a organiser of Bangkok Barcamp series as well as being a founding member of Bangkok first Hackerspace. He enjoys tinkering with electronics and microcontroller as much as good old woodworking.