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Dec. 4 Science Cafe to focus on medical physics

The physics of radiation and its role in our lives is the focus of the next Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m., Dec. 4 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Brian Hill, a medical physicist, will give a brief overview of medical physics and the process of radiation therapy, and the role that technology plays in each area.

Hill is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiologic physics and has worked for eight years at Jaeger Corporation, a company that provides radiation oncology services in Omaha.

Science Cafe is a free educational event sponsored by UNMC and other groups to increase the population’s science literacy. Hosted by UNMC, Bio Nebraska and the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Science Cafes are held the first Tuesday of each month in Omaha and one Thursday every other month in Lincoln. They are open to everyone 21 and older.

Free pizza, available for the first 50 people, will be provided by Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

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