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Cafe Scientifique

February 28, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Dear Annapolis Cafe Scientifique Patrons,

Kateri Payne, our speaker planned for this Thursday, Feb, 28 has come down with the flu.

So John Morrison, who was to speak on March 28, is swapping dates with Kateri.

So,  Please join us on Thursday, February 28, at 6:15pm for:

Title: Black Hole Information Paradox – What is Physics? What is Reality?


Presenter: John Morrison

About the Presentation: When Stephen Hawking wrote a paper on what is now known as ‘Hawking radiation,’ he said the black hole phenomenon creates an information paradox that strikes at the heart of physics. Either General Relativity is wrong, or Quantum Theory is wrong, or both are wrong. Angst-ridden physicists are now trying to fix the problem by changing how we think about reality.

About the Speaker: John Morrison has an advanced degree in Command, Control, and Communications from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. His last job in the Air Force was Director of System Engineering and Development for the National Test Bed, a supercomputer facility for high fidelity modeling of ballistic missile defense solutions. Following his Air Force career, he founded three IT-related companies. In the last eight years, he worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation and Samsung Research America. He has been awarded five patents and has two patents pending in the area of cybersecurity. He is now retired. He is not a physicist but does have a good understanding of information theory.

And then on Thursday, March 28 at 6:15pm for:

Title: Battle in the Body: Finding Heroes in Your Food – A story of inflammation


Presenter: Kateri Payne, MS, CPT, Clinical Nutritionist, Candidate, Member of National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and American College of Nutrition (ACN).


Abstract: Battle in the Body: Finding Heroes in Your Food – A story of inflammation. The foods we eat can either support our bodies’ ability to heal or impair it. By understanding the basic processes of the body’s physiological response to stresses, we can better identify which foods are supportive. Inflammation serves an important function in the healing process.  However, when inflammation becomes chronic as in arthritis, cardio vascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, or asthma, it can be debilitating. Learn which foods promote inflammation and which foods can reduce or soothe chronic inflammation, and how you can use your diet to support your health, longevity and quality of life.


About the Speaker: Kateri Payne received a BA in Humanities from the University of Maryland University College and an MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health with a Clinical concentration from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Kateri has operated her own personal training business franchise Baby Boot Camp of Sierra Vista, AZ for pre-natal and post-partum mothers, and has operated her own company Whole Health for Life as a health coach over the last several years. Her passion for health comes from her own struggle with body image and weight as well as continuing to nourish her family through a variety of medical adversity. Currently, she teaches workshops on healthy eating, cooking skills, and healthy lifestyle habits at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Washington, DC, and works with clients at her private practice Whole Health for Life in coordination with Maryland Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Laurel, MD.

Annapolis Cafe Scientifique: A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. At 49 West, CoffeeHouse, Winebar and GalleryPlease reserve your seats by calling 410-626-9796and,, if you reserve but decide not to come,  please release your seats at the same number; thanks!


Dear Annapolis Cafe Scientifique Patrons,


Please join us on Thursday, February 28, at 6:15pm at 49 West for the following presentation:



Tracy Gill and Andy Loftus


February 28, 2019
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm