Colloquium Lectures: 2010s

Note: videos are accessible only within the NASA Langley Research Center firewall.

2017

February 7, 2017: Apollo 1, Andrew Chaikin (video within Langley firewall only)

March 7, 2017: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly (Note: No video will be posted.)

April 4, 2017: Rescuing the American Chestnut Tree, William Powell (video within Langley firewall only.)

May 2, 2017: The Art of Electronics: A Tour of Adafruit Industries by Limor “Ladyada” Fried

May 4, 2017: Missions for Makers by Dale Dougherty (A special colloquium supporting the Langley Centennial)

2016

January 12, 2016: Design and Engineering of Complex Systems, Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan (video within Langley firewall only)

February 2, 2016: Bayesian Search for Air France 447: The Math that Found a Needle in a Haystack, J. Van Gurley (video within Langley firewall only)

March 1, 2016: The Art and Science of Science Communication, Steven Novella (video within Langley firewall only)

April 5, 2016: A Blast from the Past – Misinformation in your nightly weather report and the history of the Polar Vortex by Lynn Harvey (video within Langley firewall only).

May 3, 2016: The success of the G650 and its influence on future Gulfstream aircraft by Angel Barboza

June 7, 2016: A Bunch of Plumbers by Peggy Newcomb (video within Langley firewall only).

July 12, 2016: Innovation and Inspiration – The HondaJet by Michimasa Fujino (video within Langley firewall only)

July 19, 2016: A panel of historians discussed the 40th Anniversary of Viking: History of Mission Viking (video within Langley firewall only)

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September 13, 2016: Climate Modeling: Its history and prediction of future climate change, by Warren M. Washington (45th Anniversary Colloquium – video within Langley firewall only)

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October 4, 2016: A League of Extraordinary Machines, by Jack W. Davidson (video within Langley firewall only)

November 1, 2016: First Electronic Digital Computer, by Seymour B. Horowitz (video within Langley firewall only)

December 6, 2016: When the Moon Eats the Sun: The Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017, by Phil Plait (video within Langley firewall only). The Sigma talk was Death From The Skies!

2015

January 13, 2015: Taking the Long View: How ISAAC Prepares LaRC for the Future, by Brian K. Stewart (video within Langley firewall only)

February 3, 2015: F-22 Raptor – Baseline Capabilities and Current Operations, by Kevin M. Heath, Maj. USAF (video within Langley firewall only)

March 24, 2015: A Celebration of the Centennial of the NACA, featuring Roger Launius, John Anderson, and Tom Crouch ( within Langley firewall only)

April 7, 2015: Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: Protecting Against, or Preparing for, Inundation of the Coastal Zone? by Hans-Peter Plag (video within Langley firewall only)

May 5, 2015: Rubber on the Runway – The Aircraft Dynamic Loads Facility by Thomas Yager and Robert Doggett (video within Langley firewall only)

June 2, 2015: Cancelled

July 14, 2015: The Coming Era of Distributed Electric Propulsion by Mark Moore (video within Langley firewall only)

August 4, 2015: Bipolar Science: 20+ Years of Airborne Ice Measurements with NASA and Operation IceBridge by John Sonntag (video within Langley firewall only)

September 1, 2015: Cancelled

October 6, 2015: Advancing the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025 by Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer (video within Langley firewall only)

November 3, 2015: In the Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Katrina — The NASA Experience by David Throckmorton (video within Langley firewall only)

December 1, 2015: The Evolution of Winglets to the Max, Robert Gregg, III (video within Langley firewall only)

2014

January 7, 2014: No lecture

February 4, 2014: Crashing a Boeing 727 in the Mexican Desert by R. John Hansman (MIT) (video within Langley firewall only)

March 11, 2014: The Higgs Boson and Why it Matters, Josh Erlich (William & Mary). (video within Langley firewall only)

April 1, 2014: To the Frontiers of Flight: The Role of Innovation in Developing Tomorrow’s Products, Mark Anderson (Boeing). (video within Langley firewall only)

May 13, 2014: Leonardo and the Intersection of Art and Science, Bulent Atalay. (video within Langley firewall only)

June 3, 2014: Putting the I in ISS: Fostering space cooperation with the Russians, Jim Van Laak. (video within Langley firewall only)

July 8, 2014: Sonic Boom: A Review of Six Decades of Research, Dom Maglieri (video: within Langley firewall only)

August 5, 2014: The Recent Pause in Global Warming: A Temporary Blip or Something More Permanent?, Norman Loeb (video: within Langley firewall only)

September 9, 2014: How to Make a Tornado: Ideas Emerging from Decades of Theory, Simulation, and Field Observations, Paul Markowski (video: within Langley firewall only)

October 7, 2014: Recent Wake Vortex Research at NASA Langley, Fred Proctor (video: within Langley firewall only)

November 4, 2014: Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System, Kevin Peter Hand (video: within Langley firewall only)

December 2, 2014: Coming of Age: NASA’s Role in Lightweight Composite Structures for Flight Vehicles by Darrell Tenney (video: within Langley firewall only)

2013

January 8, 2013: Too Big to Know by David Weinberger

February 5, 2013: Proton Radiotherapy Systems and Clinical Practice by Cornel Butuceanu

March 5, 2013: The Science Behind the Taming of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill by Paul Hsieh

April 2, 2013: To Mars in Weeks by Thermonuclear Micro-Bomb Propulsion by Friedwardt Winterberg

May 7, 2013: The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries by Michael E. Mann

June 4, 2013: Modeling Flight: The Role of Dynamically Scaled Free-Flying Models in NASA’s Research Programs by Joe Chambers

July 9, 2013: Wings, Meatballs, Worms, and Swooshes: The Unknown Story of the NASA Seal and Insignia by Joe Chambers

August 6, 2013: Autonomous, Adaptive, and Safe? by Prof. John McDermid

September 10, 2013: Asteroid Initiative: Overview and Future Directions by Dan Mazanek

October 1, 2013: cancelled because of government shutdown.

November 5, 2013: Open Plan Offices? Yes, No, and It Depends by Tonya Smith-Jackson

December 3, 2013: Doing More with Less: Human Flight on the Power of a Cordless Drill by Cameron Robertson (video: within Langley firewall only)

2012

January 10, 2012: Improving the View of Air Quality from Space by Dr. James Crawford, Principal Investigator/Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center

February 7, 2012: Modern Microphones and New Directions in Sensors by Dr. James E. West, Johns Hopkins University (video: within Langley firewall only)

March 6, 2012: Expanding the Envelope: Challenges and Opportunities in Aerospace Research by Dr. Mark Lewis, University of Maryland (video: within Langley firewall only)

April 3, 2012: Where The Cloud Meets the Ocean by Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics (video: within Langley firewall only)

May 2, 2012: The U-2 Incident: A Son’s Perspective by Gary Powers, Jr. (video: within Langley firewall only)

June 5, 2012: Cave of the Winds: The Remarkable History of the Langley Full-Scale Wind Tunnel by Joe Chambers (video: within Langley firewall only)

July 10, 2012: Langley’s Contribution to Human Spaceflight: Orion Pad Abort-1 Flight Test by Kevin Rivers, John Davidson, Phillip L. Brown, and Robert Parker (video: within Langley firewall only)

August 7, 2012: International Space Station by Mark L. Uhran

September 11, 2012: Aeronautical Entrepreneuring with UAVs by Steven M. Sliwa

October 2, 2012: Truth, Lies, and O-rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster by Allan J. McDonald

November 6, 2012: CCAM: A Game Changing Advanced Manufacturing Research Model by David R. Lohr

December 4, 2012: Designs of Expandable Structures by Chuck Hoberman

2011

January 11, 2011: Chilean Miners’ Rescue, NASA Plays a Part by Clinton H. Cragg (video: within Langley firewall only)

February 1, 2011 (LECTURE CANCELLED BY THE SPEAKER) Astronaut: Mission Specialist by Leland D. Melvin

March 1, 2011: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami by Dr. Robert Lang

April 5, 2011: The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial America by Tony Williams

May 3, 2011: Design of the Edison2 Very Light Car by Ron Mathis (video: within Langley firewall only)

June 7, 2011: Tigers, Spiders and Raptors: One Test Pilot’s Story by Alfred “Paul” Metz (video: within Langley firewall only)

July 12, 2011: Drifting on Alien Worlds: Exploring the Skies and Weather of Other Worlds by Mr. Michael Carroll (video: within Langley firewall only)

August 2, 2011: Collaborative Innovation: Novel Approaches to University-Industry-Government Partnerships in Creating a Smarter Planet by Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson (video: within Langley firewall only)

September 13, 2011: Exploration Design Reference Missions by Patrick Troutman

October 4, 2011: Keeping an Eye on the Shuttle During Reentry – the HYTHIRM Project by Thomas J. Horvath, Principal Investigator, Aerothermodynamics Branch, NASA Langley Research Center

November 1, 2011: Fly Forever: Pursuing the Dream of Indefinite Endurance Flight by Craig L. Nickol

December 6, 2011: At 40, NASA Colloquium Continues to Stimulate, Teach Narrated by Keith Henry, NASA Langley Newschief, retired.

2010

January 12, 2010: Environmentally Responsible Aircraft (ERA) Project by Dr. Faye Collier

February 10, 2010: EMP, and the Potential for a Nationwide or Global “Katrina,” of our Electronic Infrastructure by Dr. William R. Forstchen

March 2, 2010: An Insider’s View of NTSB Accident Investigation by Robert L. Sumwalt, III

April 6, 2010: Going Coastal by Dr. John D. Rummel

May 4, 2010: Green, Quiet, Electric V/ESTOL Aircraft: The Second Century of Flight by Dr. Brien A. Seeley

June 8, 2010: Kepler Space Mission: Progress in the Detection of Earth-size Planets in the Habitable Zone of Solar-like Stars by William J. Borucki

July 6, 2010: NACA and the Transformation of Hampton: From Log Canoes to Outer Space by Michael Cobb

August 3, 2010: What if your contact lens could show you images … by Professor Babak A. Parviz, University of Washington

September 14, 2010: The Augustine Report, Rationale and Retrospective by Edward F. Crawley (video: within Langley firewall only)

October 5, 2010: Does NASA Matter? by A. Thomas Young (video: within Langley firewall only)

November 2, 2010: Sustainable Design of Langley Research Center’s New Town and Future Infrastructure by George Finelli, NASA Langley Research Center

December 7, 2010: The Revolution in Planetary Science: New Worlds, New Discoveries by Dr. James L. Green, Director, NASA Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC (video: within Langley firewall only)