Spring  2017

No Colloquium on April 26.

Next talks:

May 3, David Lynch, Color and Light in Nature: Seeing the Sky with the Naked Eye PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION: BUILDING 34, ROOM W150


May 9, THE JOHN BAHCALL LECTURE. Rainer Weiss,
Observation of the Merger of Binary Black Holes: the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY.  THIS TALK WILL BE IN THE BUILDING 8 AUDITORIUM


May 10, Bill Chadwick,
Fire in the Deep Sea: The 2015 Eruption of Axial Seamount PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION: BUILDING 34, ROOM W150

IMPORTANT:  All Colloquia will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Building 8 Hinners 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 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
Feb. 1
Emily Levesque University of Washington Host Environments and Progenitor Evolution of Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts
V
Feb. 8
No Colloquium



Feb. 15
Ralph Kahn Goddard Space Flight Center
Desert Dust, Wildfire Smoke, Volcanic Ash, Urban and Industrial Pollution - Grasping the Role Particles Play in Global Climate and Regional Air Quality V
Feb. 22 Stephen Warren
University of Washington
Climate of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Mar. 1
POSTPONED
Antti Pulkkinen
Goddard Space Flight Center Geomagnetically Induced Currents: Science, Engineering and Applications Readiness - WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Mar. 8
Wendy Freedman
University of Chicago Increasing Accuracy and Increasing Tension in Measuring the Hubble Constants

Mar. 15
Sonia Harmand
Stony Brook University
The World's Oldest Stone Tools - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Mar. 22
Rabindra N. Mohapatra University of Maryland
Neutrino Mass: Where We Are, Where We Are Going and Why Is It Important?
Mar. 29
Chris German
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Oases for Life in Distant Oceans:  On Earth and Beyond?

Apr. 5
Adrian Brown
Goddard Space Flight Center
Volatiles and Ices in the Polar Regions of Mars - the future is LIDAR

Apr. 12
Linda Geiser
U.S. Forest Service
Lichens and Mosses as Global Indicators of Ecosystem Health
Apr. 19 Eric Charles
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Not So Dark After All?  Does Dark Matter Shine Brightly in Gamma Rays?

Apr. 20, 4:00 P.M.
NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME


Benjamin Santer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lessons Learned After the 1995 "Discernible Human Influence" Finding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Apr. 26
No Colloquium



May 3
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150


David Lynch
Thule Scientific
Color and Light in Nature: Seeing the Sky with the Naked Eye
May 9
NOTE SPECIAL DAY

Rainer Weiss
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
THE JOHN BAHCALL LECTURE
Observation of the Merger of Binary Black Holes: the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Co-sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Astrophysics Science Division Colloquium

May 10
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150

Bill Chadwick
NOAA/PMEL
Oregon State University
Fire in the Deep Sea: The 2015 Eruption of Axial Seamount

May 17
Antti Pulkkinen Goddard Space Flight Center Geomagnetically Induced Currents: Science, Engineering and Applications Readiness
May 24
Alan Stern
Southwest Research Institute
The Exploration of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons Mission
May 31
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150

William H. Martin
Independent herpetologist
Timber Rattlesnake Natural History and Future

Jun. 7
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150

To Be Announced
Goddard Space Flight Center THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE
June 14
BUILDING 34
ROOM W150

John Mather
Goddard Space Flight Center Future Science, Brilliant Engineering, for James Webb Space Telescope


Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Richard Barry
Jim Foster Robert Michell Some Past Committee Members
Anand Bhatia George Huffman Floyd Stecker Pawan Bhartia
Peter Colarco
Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Conor Nixon
David Davis
Alexander Marshak Melissa Trainer Richard Ray
Stephen Drake


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

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2014 (chronological)

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