Fall-Winter 2019-20

Next talk:  Sept. 25.  Dante Lauretta,  OSIRIS-REx Explores Asteroid Bennu

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 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010Spring 2010Fall 2009, Spring2009, 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
Sept. 25
Dante Lauretta
University of Arizona
OSIRIS-REx Explores Asteroid Bennu

Oct. 2
No Colloquium



Oct. 9
Sliman Bensmaia
University of Chicago Biological and Bionic Hands: Natural Neural Coding and Artificial Perception

Oct. 16
No Colloquium



Oct. 23
Elaine Ostrander
National Institutes of Health
How to Build A Dog in 2,392,715,236 Simple Steps

Oct. 30 Michael Rampino
New York University
Mass Extinctions of Life, Flood-Basalt Volcanism and Cosmic Impacts
Nov. 1
To Be Announced
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE JOHN C. LINDSAY MEMORIAL LECTURE

Nov. 6
Karen Lips University of Maryland
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Impacts on Biodiversity
Nov. 8
To Be Announced
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE

Nov. 13 Ric Mixter
Independent
The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations

Nov. 20
Thomas Holtz
University of Maryland
Carnivorous Dinosaurs

Nov. 27
No colloquium



Dec. 4
Jacqueline Grebmeier University of Maryland
Ecosystem Changes in the Arctic

Dec. 11
Genevera Allen
Rice University Data-driven Discoveries and Scientific Responsibility

Dec. 18, 25
Jan 1, 2020
No colloquia
 
Jan. 8
Gerald Wilkinson
University of Maryland
Bat Longevity

Jan. 15
Margaret Haney Columbia University
CBD Fact and Fiction

Jan. 22
Shep Doelman
Harvard University
Black Hole Event Horizons

Jan. 29
Amy Mainzer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The NEOWISE Mission

Feb. 5
Linda Spilker
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Surprises in the Saturn System:  Cassini-Huygens Science Highlights

Feb. 12
Nathan Steiger
Columbia University
Coupled Megadrought Risk in North and South America

Feb. 19
Zaven Arzoumanian
Goddard Space Flight Center
What Is Inside Neutron Stars (Besides Neutrons)?

Feb. 26
Joseph Minow
Marshall Space Flight Center
Space Environment Challenges in the Future Utilization of Space



Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Mehdi Benna
Sean Keefe
Floyd Stecker
Some Past Committee Members
Anand Bhatia
Ruth Lieberman
Dave Thompson, Chair
Pawan Bhartia
Jim Foster
Alexander Marshak
Kelsey Young
Peter Colarco
Diego Janches
Robert Michell
Dot Zukor
George Huffman
Demos Kazanas
Alexander Pavlov
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,  Fall2014Spring 2015,  Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017 Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2019 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2019 (chronological)

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