Fall-Winter 2021-22

THE SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM IS BEING HELD WITH ONLINE TALKS DUE TO COVID-19. 

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 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 - talks are at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, except as noted.

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video
Oct. 6
2:00 p.m.
Tonima Ananna
Dartmouth College
Modeling the Intrinsic Population of Active Galactic Nuclei Using High-energy X-rays
 V
Oct. 13
Michael Shermer
Skeptic Magazine/Chapman University
Understanding the Unidentified
V
Oct. 20
4:00 p.m.
John Cook
Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub
Using Psychology and Critical Thinking to Build Resilience Against Misinformation
 V
Oct. 27
James Head III
Brown University
The Ancient Climate of Mars: Was the Ambient Climate 'Warm and Wet' or 'Cold and Icy'?
V
Nov. 3
No Colloquium



Nov. 10 Andrea Dupree
Center for Astrophysics
Harvard and Smithsonian
The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse
V
Nov. 17
Charles Cockell
University of Edinburgh
Using Microbes and Prisons for the Settlement of Space
V
Nov. 24 No Colloquium



Dec. 1
Sean Carroll
University of Maryland
Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You
V
Dec. 8
David Jewitt
University of California Los Angeles
Phaethon and the Geminids: How Asteroids Fall Apart

Dec. 15, 22, 29
Jan. 5
No Colloquia



Jan. 12
Keith Noll
Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's Lucy Mission - First Exploration of the Trojan Asteroids

Jan. 19
Brett McGuire
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The PAH Revolution: Cold, Dark Carbon at the Earliest Stages of Star Formation

Jan. 26
Leda Kobziar
University of Idaho
The Hidden Life of Smoke: Wildfire Emissions of Bacteria and Fungi Alter the Atmospheric Microbiome

Feb. 2
David DeVorkin
Smithsonian Institution
From the Laboratory to the Moon: the Life of George R. Carruthers

Feb. 9
Lisa Thomson
Jared Westbrook
The American Chestnut Foundation
The Life, Death and Rebirth of the American Chestnut

Feb. 16
Monya Baker
Nature Magazine
Reproducibility in Biomedical Research

Feb. 23
Mark Moffett
Smithsonian Institution
What Are Societies, and What Keeps Them Together and Tears Them Apart?


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 

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2019 (chronological)

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