Fall - Winter 2012-2013

The Fall-Winter series has concluded.

All Colloquia will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays 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) 286-0660 or by e-mail (click here), 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.  Due to speakers' authorizations, some videos are not playable outside Goddard.  Please note: connection speeds lower than 56 K may be able to handle only the audio portion of the transmission. Some videos are also available for 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
Sept. 28
Spiro Antiochos
Alice Harding
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Structure and Dynamics of Stellar Magnetospheres
Oct. 5
Philip Mackowiak
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Veterans Administration
Beethoven and the Sound that Failed
Oct. 12
Athena Coustenis Paris-Meudon Observatory
JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): The First Large ESA Cosmic Vision Mission
Oct. 19
D J Patil Greylock Partners
Science and Industry -- Lessons from LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, and All those Other Companies in Silicon Valley
Co-Sponsored by the Information Science and Technology Colloquium Series
Oct. 26
James Slavin University of Michigan
MESSENGER Observations of Extreme Space Weather in Mercury's Magnetosphere
Nov. 2
Rebecca Saxe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology How We Think about Other People's Thoughts  V
Nov. 9
Lucianne Walkowicz
Princeton University
Stellar Magnetic Activity with Kepler: Understanding Exoplanets in Light of their Host Stars
Nov. 15
4:00 p.m.

Douglas Finkbeiner
Harvard University
The Galactic Center 130 GeV Line: WIMP or Artifact?


Nov. 23
No Colloquium

Nov. 30
Richard Kelley Goddard Space Flight Center
The Thermal Detection of Energy Quanta V
Dec. 7
Scott Hubbard
Stanford University
Exploring Mars: Following the Water
Dec. 14
Rick Potts
Smithsonian Institution
Emerging Trends in Paleoanthropology
Dec. 21, 28
Jan. 4, 2013
No Colloquia

Jan. 11
Doug Tallamy University of Delaware Bringing Nature Home V
Jan. 18
Matthew Rodell Goddard Space Flight Center Monitoring Groundwater from Space
Jan. 25
David Sibeck
Goddard Space Flight Center
THEMIS and ARTEMIS: Past Successes and Future Prospects
Feb. 1
Ray Stanford

Life in a Dinosaur-Dominated Environment: Examining Life in Maryland's Early Cretaceous (~ 110 Million Years Ago)
Feb. 8
Sarah Gibson National Center for Atmospheric Research Magnetism and the Invisible Man: The Mysteries of Coronal Cavities
Feb. 15
Dan Baker University of Colorado
The Van Allen Belts
Feb. 22
Francis Halzen
University of Wisconsin
Neutrino Results from IceCube

Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Pawan Bhartia
Molly Brown Hans Krimm Dave Thompson, Chair
Padi Boyd Jim Foster Conor Nixon Richard Ray, emeritus
Scott Braun Demos Kazanas Ann Parsons Ed Sittler, emeritus
Eric Brown de Coulston
Larry Kepko Michelle Thaller

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

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (chronological)

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