About the series

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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 typically begin at 2pm on the first Tuesday of each month. They are open only to NASA employees, NASA contractors, and other invited guests.

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The Sigma Series Lectures, presented at the Virginia Air and Space Science 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. They typically begin at 730pm.

Connection information for the Colloquium will be sent to NASA Langley employees and contractors before the event. Connection information for the the Sigma Series is posted when it is available.

The currently planned dates for the rest of 2022 are

October 4, 2022. Breaking the Sound Barrier: Achieving Quiet Supersonic Flight Over Land by Peter Coen [ Colloquium, 2pm, Reid 1 for those at the center, and streaming for those not;  Sigma, 730pm, streaming only.)

November 15, 2022. Frontiers in Physiological Computing and Neuroergonomics by a lot of folks [Colloquium, 2pm, Pearl Young for those at the center; Sigma, 730pm]

December 6.

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.

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

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