Spring 2014

The Spring series has now concluded.  The colloquium series will resume in the fall.

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 (301) 286-8168, 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 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. 7 Douglas Morton
Goddard Space Flight Center
Fire in the Earth System
Feb. 14
Robert Benson
Goddard Space Flight Center
The First Year of Human Habitation, and Science, at the Geographic South Pole    Re-scheduled to March 21

Feb. 21 Keith Gendreau
Goddard Space Flight Center
The NICER Mission: a Partnership in Science and Technology on the ISS
Feb. 28
Brian Greene
Columbia University
Where Do We Stand with String Theory?
Sorry, no recording
Mar. 7
Melissa Hayes-Gehrke
University of Maryland Collisions in Space: The Threat of Asteroid Impacts
Mar. 14
Charles Day
Physics Today
Science News in the 21st Century
Mar. 21
Robert Benson Goddard Space Flight Center The First Year of Human Habitation, and Science, at the Geographic South Pole V
Mar. 28 Dalia Kirschbaum

Goddard Space Flight Center
Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space V

Apr. 4 Jacob Bleacher Goddard Space Flight Center
How Explosive Was Ancient Mars?
Apr. 11
Brigette Hesman
Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland
Saturn's Great Northern Storm of 2010-2011: from storm clouds to hot vortices V

Apr. 18
No Colloquium

Apr. 25
Gordon Holman
Goddard Space Flight Center The Puzzle of Energy Release in Solar Eruptive Events
May 2
Luke Oman
Goddard Space Flight Center Modeling Extreme Events in the Earth System V
May 9
Christopher Reynolds University of Maryland Putting a New Spin on Black Holes V
May 16
Lester Brown
Earth Policy Institute
The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Wind and Solar Energy
May 23
No Colloquium

May 30
Matthew Hill Applied Physics Laboratory
Latest Results from Voyager 1 Observation in the Very Local Interstellar Medium
Jun. 6
Scott Luthcke
Satellite Geodesy and NASA Earth Remote Sensing Missions
Jun. 13
Michael Werner
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology
10 Years of Infrared Exploration with the Spitzer Space Telescope V

Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

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

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

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (chronological)

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