Spring 2015

Next talk: May 27, John Veil, Fracking - Evil Scourge or Game-changing Technology?  Co-Sponsored by the Engineering Colloquium

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 48 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 most of our recent colloquia -- click on the V in the column to the right of the topic.  Some videos are also available for 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
Feb. 11
Jocelyne DiRuggiero Johns Hopkins University
Desert Worlds: the Dry Limit for Life V

Feb. 18 Joanna Joiner Goddard Space Flight Center
Taking the Pulse of Plants from Space: Satellite Measurements of Chlorophyll Fluorescence

Feb. 25
No Colloquium

Mar. 4 Gail Skofronick Jackson
Goddard Space Flight Center Let it Rain and Snow: A Year of Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Data
Mar. 11
Michael Gottesman
National Cancer Institute
The Future of Cancer Research

Mar. 18
Heather Knutson
California Institute of Technology
Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets in the Super-Earth Era

Mar. 25
Alexander Werth
Hampden-Sydney College
Living Fossils

Apr. 1
Nat Gopalswamy Goddard Space Flight Center Coronal Mass Ejections: From a  Novelty to a Natural Hazard

Apr. 8
Charles Lawrence Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Measuring the Universe

Apr. 15 Theodore Gull Goddard Space Flight Center Eta Carinae: Astrophysical Laboratory for the Study of the Most Massive Stars
Apr. 22
No Colloquium

The talk by Claudia Alexander will be re-scheduled

Apr. 24
Friday, 2:00 p.m.
Bldg. 8 Auditorium

Robert Kirshner
Harvard University
Hubble and the Extravagant Universe

Apr. 29
No Colloquium

May 6
Bruce Jakosky
University of Colorado
Early Results from the MAVEN Mission to Mars
May 13
Miguel Nicolelis Duke School of Medicine
Computing with Populations of Neurons: from Basic Science to Brain-Machine Interfaces
May 20
Duncan Lorimer West Virginia University Fast Radio Bursts: The Story So Far

May 27
John Veil
Veil Environmental
Fracking - Evil Scourge or Game-changing Technology?
Co-Sponsored by the Engineering Colloquium

Jun. 3
Robert Schoelkopf
Yale University
Using Cat States in a Microwave Cavity for Quantum Information
Jun. 10
To Be Announced
Goddard Space Flight Center

Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Anand Bhatia
Carlos Del Castillo
Alexander Marshak
Dong Wu
Richard Ray, emeritus
Pawan Bhartia
Jim Foster Michelle Thaller Larry Kepko, emeritus Ed Sittler, emeritus
Padi Boyd Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Conor Nixon, emeritus
Eric Brown de Coulston Hans Krimm Melissa Trainer
Ann Parsons, 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 2014

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (chronological)

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