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Spring 2011

The Spring series has ended. 
Please watch for the Fall series, starting in September.

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 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.
Date Speaker Affiliation Topic Video
Mar. 4 Alan Robock
Rutgers University
Smoke and Mirrors: Is Geoengineering a Solution to Global Warming? V
Mar. 11

Mar. 18
Alicia Soderberg
Harvard University
A Holistic Study of Cosmic Explosions

Mar. 25
Jon Miller
University of Michigan Galactic Black Holes - POSTPONED, WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED

April 1
Jane Rigby
Goddard Space Flight Center
Watching Galaxy Evolution in High Definition
April 8
Robert Pappalardo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Searching for Europa's Hidden Ocean
April 15
William Borucki
Ames Research Center
Kepler Mission: An Overview of Science Results
April 22

April 29
Johannes Gemmrich
University of Victoria
Rogue Waves in the Ocean
May 6
Dominic Benford
Goddard Space Flight Center
How to Build and Search for Cost-Optimized Interstellar Beacons
May 13
John Wahr
University of Colorado
The GRACE Satellite Mission: Using Time-Variable Gravity to Study the Earth

May 20
Lisa Porter
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Scientific Challenges Faced by the Intelligence Community

May 27

Jun. 3
Jeffrey McClintock
Center for Astrophysics
The Full Story on Eight Stellar-Mass Black Holes
Jun. 10
Paul A. Newman
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Montreal Protocol and the Recent Findings of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010

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How speakers are selected for the Goddard Scientific Colloquium

Scientific Colloquium Committee Charter

Other Colloquia and Seminars

Engineering Colloquia

Exploring Leadership Colloquia

Information Science and Technology Colloquium

Goddard Scientific Colloquium Committee
Scott Braun
Larry Kepko
Ed Sittler Dave Thompson, Chair.
Molly Brown
Hans Krimm
Michael Smith Mian Chin, emeritus
Jim Foster Conor Nixon
George Sonneborn Ann Hornschemeier, emeritus
Demos Kazanas Richard Ray Michelle Thaller
Randy Kimble, 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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2009 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2009 (chronological)

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