Fall-Winter  2017-18

NO COLLOQUIA ON DEC. 20, DEC 27, and JAN 3. NEXT TALK: January 10, Matthew McHarg, High-speed Imaging and Spectra of Streamers and Leaders
BUILDING 3, GOETT AUDITORIUM

IMPORTANT:  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.

PLEASE NOTE: TALKS IN THE GODDARD SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM SERIES REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE SPEAKERS.  THEY ARE NOT OFFICIAL GODDARD OR NASA POLICIES.

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.  NOT ALL BROWSERS WORK FOR ALL VIDEOS.  IF YOUR FAVORITE DOES NOT WORK, TRY A DIFFERENT ONE.  Some videos are also available for Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, 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
Aug. 30
3:00 p.m.


Film: The Farthest: Voyager in Space

Sept. 6
No Colloquium



Sept. 13
Anthony Del Genio Goddard Institute for Space Studies THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE
Cloud Feedback on Climate Change: Are We There Yet?
V
Sept. 20
Tom Barclay
Goddard Space Flight Center
Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC) and the Search for Alien Worlds
V
Sept. 27
Nat Gopalswamy
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE JOHN C. LINDSAY MEMORIAL LECTURE
The Solar Energetic Particles: Origin and Consequences

Oct. 4 Carol Cleland
University of Colorado
Life Without Definitions

Oct. 11
Molly Hammell
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Dark Matter in the Genome: Transposable Elements and Human Disease

Oct. 18
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150

Eric Cline
George Washington University
1177 B.C.: the Year Civilization Collapsed

Oct. 25
Robert Berwick
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Why Only Us: The Origin of Human Language

Nov. 1
Donald Fisher Pennsylvania State University
Slow Earthquakes: A Paradigm Shift for the Slip Behavior of Tectonic Plate Boundaries

Nov. 8
Lori Glaze
Goddard Space Flight Center Venus - the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet
Nov. 15
Sean Carroll Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works, and Why It Matters
Nov. 22
No Colloquium



Nov. 29
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150

Dennis van Engelsdorp
University of Maryland
Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Losses

Dec. 6

No Colloquium




Dec. 13
BUILDING 36
ROOM C211

Sultana Nahar
Ohio State University
Knowing the Universe through Atoms


Dec. 20, 27, Jan. 3, 2018
No Colloquia



Jan. 10
Matthew McHarg
Air Force Academy
High-speed Imaging and Spectra of Streamers and Leaders

Jan. 17

Maria Chudnovsky
Princeton University
Some Problems in Graph Theory: Donuts, Parties, and Coloring

Jan. 24
Lazaros Oreopoulos Goddard Space Flight Center Clouds: Regulators of Earth's Radiation Budget

Jan. 31
Amir AghaKouchak
University of California, Irvine
Compound and Concurrent Climate Extremes: Detection, Modeling and Risk Analysis

Feb. 7
Ted Jacobson
University of Maryland
Black Hole Entropy, Entanglement, and Holographic Spacetime

Feb. 14

George Sonneborn
Goddard Space Flight Center
Supernova 1987a at 30

Feb. 21
Michael Raupp
University of Maryland
Can Cicadas Tell Time?

Feb. 28
Robin Canup
University of Colorado
Formation of the Moon


Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Richard Barry
Jim Foster Robert Michell Some Past Committee Members
Mehdi Benna
George Huffman Alexander Pavlov
Pawan Bhartia
Anand Bhatia Diego Janches
Floyd Stecker Conor Nixon
Peter Colarco Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Richard Ray
Stephen Drake Alexander Marshak Melissa Trainer Ed Sittler

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, Spring2014,  Fall 2014Spring 2015,  Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017,

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2014 (chronological)

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