OSU Science Pubs The Ordered Dissipation of Energy in Nature

with Dr. Rod Ray

Doors open at 5:30, event begins at 6:30 and location TBD

Patterns can be seen throughout nature, and are astonishing and beautiful when created by weather. In this Science Pub, OSU alum and Courtesy Professor Rod Ray will draw from his graduate studies, as well as research by scientists at MIT, NOAA and OSU to explore how the sun’s energy is the catalyst for repetitive and natural patterns like highly regular cloud formations, ocean currents, snowflakes, Arctic stone patterns, hurricanes, river paths, beach patterns and many types of waves. Using photographs, he’ll discuss several examples of ordered structure, including their key physics and how each structure dissipates energy in the environment.

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About OSU Cascades Science Pubs

Meet some of OSU’s leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required—just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

  • Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.

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About Dr. Ray:  Dr. Ray is a member of Capsugel and Bend Research’s Scientific and Business Advisory Board. He worked at Bend Research from 1983 to 2014, and continues as a consultant. He joined the company when they had 4 employees, became CEO when they had 135 employees and was CEO at the time of acquisition when they had 250 employees. Dr. Ray played the key leadership role in Bend Research over those years, forging the strategy and execution of a company that includes about 25 PhD’s among its team.