Spring  2016

Special Talk, August 17: The WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE, Piers Sellers, "NASA and the Land Biosphere"

All Colloquia will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Building 3 (Goett) auditorium, except as noted.

If you would like to attend and do not have a NASA badge, please contact the Scientific Colloquium at (301) 286-8168, more than 72 hours beforehand. Use the same contact information to be added to our mailing list.  Access to Goddard Space Flight Center is limited to those holding Goddard badges or official visitors.  You can become an official visitor by finding a badged Goddard employee to escort you.  The Scientific Colloquium Committee cannot promise to provide escorts.


The Goddard Library has made streaming video available for many of our colloquia -- click on the V in the column to the right of the topic.  Some videos are also available for Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010Spring 2010Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008,  Fall 2007Spring 2007Fall 2006Spring 2006,  Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004Fall 2003,  Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, and Fall 2000.

Current Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video
Mar. 2
Jessica Miesel Michigan State University
Fires in the Wild West: Forest Carbon, Black Carbon and Post-fire Nutrient Dynamics - TALK POSTPONED

Mar. 9 Wendy Freedman University of Chicago
Measurement of Cosmological Parameters - TALK POSTPONED

Mar. 16
Gerald North
Texas A&M University What Can a Greenland Ice Core Tell us about Climate over the Last 4000 Years?

Mar. 23
G. Fritz Benedict McDonald Observatory Hipparcos, Hubble Space Telescope, and Gaia: A Golden Age of Astrometry
Mar. 29
Ewine van Dishoeck
Leiden University
Where Does the Water in Our Oceans Come from?

Mar. 30
Jessica Miesel
Michigan State University
Fires in the Wild West: Forest Carbon, Black Carbon and Post-fire Nutrient Dynamics
Apr. 6
Sara Via
University of Maryland
Climate Change Effects on Native Plants
Apr. 13
Adele Morrison
Princeton University
Upwelling in the Southern Ocean

Apr. 20
Raman Sundrum
University of Maryland
Particle Physics, the Large Hadron Collider, and Beyond

Apr. 27 No Colloquium

May 4
Harvey Moseley
Goddard Space Flight Center
Exploration, Discovery, and Technology in Space Astrophysics

May 11
James Green
NASA Headquarters
The Martian: Science Fiction and Science Fact

May 18
Thomas Moore
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Magnetic Musculature of Space as Revealed by MMS
May 25
Graham Feingold
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Quantifying Aerosol Influences on the Cloud Radiative Effect
Jun. 1
Richard Larson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Queues: The Long and the Short of Waiting
Jun. 8
No Colloquium

Jun. 15
Rafael Casellas
National Institutes of Health CRISPR: Enabling the 21st Century Biological Revolution

Aug. 17
Piers Sellers
Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA and the Land Biosphere

Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Richard Barry
Jim Foster Alexander Marshak Dong Wu Richard Ray, emeritus
Anand Bhatia George Huffman Michelle Thaller Pawan Bhartia, emeritus Ed Sittler, emeritus
Peter Colarco
Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Padi Boyd, emeritus
Carlos Del Castillo Hans Krimm Melissa Trainer Conor Nixon, emeritus

Previous Schedules: Fall 1998, Spring 1999,Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003,
Spring 2004, Fall 2004,  Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006,  Fall 2006Spring 2007,  Fall 2007,  Spring 2008,  Fall 2008 Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2011  Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013Fall 2013, Spring 2014,  Fall 2014Spring 2015,  Fall 2015

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2014 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2014 (chronological)

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