Science Café College of Science and Mathematics
North Dakota State University

Our Next Science Café:

Oct 10, 2017, 7pm at Stoker’s Basement, Hotel Donaldson

Matt Craig

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Minnesota State University Moorhead

The Physics of Climate Change

Abstract: One way physicists understand the world is to try to reproduce observed changes using the simplest possible model. In this talk we'll describe a simple model of climate change that relates the observed concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to the observed surface temperature. Though the model is not at all detailed it clearly captures the essential relationship between greenhouse gases and temperature.

General Information

Our Science Cafés feature

  • A presentation by a scientist
  • Discussion
    • have a conversation with the scientist
    • talk among yourselves

Free and open to the public.

Attendees must be 21 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Diane Goede at or (701) 231-7412.

Science Café presentations are about one hour long; there is some extra time for discussions. The location is:

Stoker’s Basement
Hotel Donaldson
101 N Broadway
North Dakota