Lectures were not held from April – November 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis. Lectures resumed virtually in December 2020.
June 8, 2021: Stopping the COVID Pandemic by Dr. Paul Offit
May 4, 2021: Reproducibility in Scientific Research by Monya Baker
April 6, 2021. Why are Honey Bees Dying? by Dennis vanEngelsdorp
March 2, 2021. Colloquium: Making everything computational—including the fundamental theory of physics by Stephen Wolfram
Sigma Series: Have we found the machine code for the universe? by Stephen Wolfram
January 19, 2021. From Swine Lagoons to Space and Back Again by Bill Cumbie
March 3, 2020. Adventures in Self-Driving Car Safety by Prof. Phil Koopman
The September 2019 talks are perhaps even more important now than when they were delivered:
Viewing Past Lectures
Video recordings are currently made of all Colloquium Lectures, and many of the past lectures were also recorded (DVD, VHS, Beta, or audio cassette). These recordings can be borrowed, by employees and contractors of NASA Langley Research Center only, from Langley’s Technical Library (x42356). Since December 2013, online versions of the lectures are also made available within the NASA Langley firewall. Additional past lectures are being added to this collection as time permits. The Colloquium Committee is not responsible for the choice of which lectures to include in the on-line collection.
A list of past colloquium lectures is available to help you select which lectures you’d like to catch up on. Note that these lectures are the intellectual property of the individual speakers and may not be copied, distributed, or used for any purpose other than personal viewing.