Science Cafe'  - Tuesday June 10th Americana Diner, East Windsor

Created by Randy Weintraub on May 31, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Americana Diner (Lounge)

Starts at 6:00 PM · Ends on Jul 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Randy Weintraub

Science Cafe' -- Join us for an illuminating evening, bringing science discussion to our community!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Americana Diner (Lounge) 6 - 8 pm
359 US Route 130
East Windsor, NJ
Open to the Public
Topic: The Stuff That Screens Are Made Of: RCA and the Chemistry of Electronic Displays
Guest Speaker: Benjamin Gross, PhD, Research Fellow, Center for Contemporary History & Policy
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Abstract: Today we live in a world of screens. The proliferation of flat-panel displays at the start of the 21st century depended upon important breakthroughs in material science, many of which occurred at the Princeton research laboratories of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). This talk explores the chemistry of electronic displays, from the phosphors used in the first TV picture tubes to the liquid crystals and light-emitting diodes found in televisions, laptops and smartphones, as well as the RCA chemists and engineers responsible for incorporating those materials into commercial products.

Mixer & Science Trivia Quiz:  6 - 7 pm
Presentation, Discussion:  7 - 8 pm

$15 includes appetizers and beverage; dinner from menu additional
Open to all ages 21+ or with a chaperone 25 years or older
(Attending the presentation only is free of charge)

RSVP by June 4, 2014 at

Americana Diner (Lounge)