About the lectures

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The Colloquium Lectures at NASA Langley provide monthly lectures and demonstrations related to science and technology. These lectures are intended to stimulate the creative processes of Langley employees, and enhance the quality of life at Langley by providing more opportunities for learning. These lectures are open to NASA employees, NASA contractors, and other invited guests.

Upcoming Colloquium lectures include

June 4, 2019: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

July 9, 2019: A talk about the history of the Lunar Landing Facility by Lisa Jones

August 6, 2019: A talk about green engineering by Sean McGinnis

September 10, 2019: The Vaccine Wars by Dr. Paul Offit

October 1, 2019: A talk by Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise

November 5, 2019: Immune system – the seventh sense by Jonathan Kipnis

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The Sigma Series Lectures, presented at the Virginia Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton, provide to the general public this same opportunity for exposure to interesting technical topics. These lectures, however, are usually at a somewhat less detailed level, because the audience may consist of people with non-technical backgrounds in addition to local high school and college students.

If you would like to receive e-mail notifications about upcoming lectures, please send a message to sigma-series-subscribe@lists.nasa.gov and follow the confirmation instructions you’ll receive.

Upcoming Sigma Series lectures include

June 4, 2019: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

July 9, 2019: A talk about the history of the Lunar Landing Facility by Lisa Jones

August 6, 2019: A talk about green engineering by Sean McGinnis

September 10, 2019: The Vaccine Wars by Dr. Paul Offit

October 1, 2019: A talk by Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise

November 5, 2019: Immune system – the seventh sense by Jonathan Kipnis


The guests and topics for both the Colloquium and Sigma Series Lectures are selected by a committee of NASA Langley employees representing the different technical organizations at the Center. If you have a suggestion for a future lecture topic, please contact the committee.