Science Café Cleveland presents


Demystifying color:

Distinguishing between science and folklore


MARCH 9, 2015




Shermila Singham, PhD

Staff Scientist, Sherwin Williams





Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue at noon, red at sunset, and gray on a cloudy day?  Or if bananas are really yellow?  Why mixing blue, red, and green paint makes brown while mixing the same color lights makes white?  Why soap bubbles and oil slicks show rainbow colors and yellow lighting makes you sleepy?
From a scientific perspective, color originates from the visual perception of light interacting with physical objects.  Join us for a discussion on the modern day theories of color that can be used to answer the questions posed and more.  Current developments in color theory and application to consumers will also be reviewed.




The Tasting Room at Great Lakes Brewing Company

2701 Carroll Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



March 9, 2015

Doors will be open 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Last call at 8:45PM). Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Tasting Room will also host a limited menu before and during the event. Not to mention beer! (Click here to view menu).


*Please Note* A few of our cafes have approached capacity and/or standing room only. If you want to be 100% sure to get in and get a good seat, you might want to arrive a bit early.


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and Great Lakes Brewing Company



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