Fall-Winter 2022-23

All Colloquia will be held at 3:00 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 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, 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.


Current Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video
Oct. 5
Renee Howell
Siemens Laboratory Diagnostics
The Test: How Covid-19 Changed the Future of Laboratory Diagnostics

Oct. 12
Christopher Maloney
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chemical Sciences Laboratory
Climate and Ozone Impacts of Emissions from Global Rocket Launches

Oct. 19
Jonathan Gardner
Goddard Space Flight Center
Early Science Results from the James Webb Space Telescope

Oct. 26
NOON
Sabine Hossenfelder
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Nov. 2
Ralph Kahn
Goddard Space Flight Center THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE
Smoke Gets in Your Optics – The Airborne Particles We See from Space

Nov. 9 Ivy Tan
McGill University
Arctic Climate Change

Nov. 16
BLDG. 8
Rafaella Margutti
University of California, Berkeley
Real-time Death of a Red Supergiant

Nov. 23 NO COLLOQUIUM

 

Nov. 30
Heather Graham
Goddard Space Flight Center
Unknown Knowns: Deciphering Biosignatures from the Abiotic Context
Dec. 7
Mark Moffett
Smithsonian Institution
What Are Societies, and What Keeps Them Together and Tears Them Apart?

Dec. 14
Elisabetta Matsumoto
Georgia Institute of Technology
Knot Theory and the Physics of Knitting

Dec. 21, 28,
Jan. 4
NO COLLOQUIA



Jan. 11
To Be Announced



Jan. 18
Edith Widder
Ocean Research and Conservation Association
Innovative Oceanography and Conservation

Jan. 25
Shobita Satyapal
George Mason University
Supermassive Black Holes at the Centers of Galaxies

Feb. 1
Srija Chakraborty
Earth from Space Institute
A Machine Learning Approach for Monitoring the Earth at Night using NASA’s Black Marble Product Suite

Feb. 8
P. Jeremy Werdell
Goddard Space Flight Center
Observing the Microscopic Living (and Non-Living) Ocean from Space


Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Shahid Aslam
Demos Kazanas
Floyd Stecker
Some Past Committee Members
Mehdi Benna
Rosemary Killen
Dave Thompson, Chair
Pawan Bhartia
Anand Bhatia
Ruth Lieberman
Compton Tucker
Peter Colarco
Jim Foster
Alexander Marshak
Dot Zukor
George Huffman
Diego Janches
Robert Michell

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, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2019 (chronological)

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