Traditionally, Café Scientifique is an event where one or several scientists are invited to talk in laymen's terms about their work in a topical or even controversial area. The cafe setting is selected to be relaxing, in contrast with a more formal lecture hall setting and everyone attending is given equal respect. The aim of the Café Scientifique is, according to neurologist Oliver Sachs "to bring science back into culture." The events are known for their informal and friendly atmosphere, and are believed to improve the image of scientists and careers in science. Our group of 13 students collaborated in putting our own spin on the concept with café chem by inviting three of the leading world experts in demystifying science to come and deliver intimate talks to over 75 public attendees. This event was a first of its kind at McGill, which has typically conducted more lecture-like events. 
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