Recent Past Lectures

Lectures were not held in the first three months of 2019 as a direct or indirect result of the lapse in appropriations.

February 4, 2020: Climate and Security in the Age of Great Global Disruption by Sherri Goodman

January 7, 2020: Array Computing and the Evolution of Machine Learningby Travis Oliphant (Sigma: Ensuring Open Source Thrives in a Global Economy)

December 3, 2019: Development of the Aircraft Carrier by Boom Powell (video within Langley firewall only.)

November 5, 2019: Immune system – the seventh sense by Jonathan Kipnis (video within Langley firewall only.)

October 1, 2019: Failure is Not an Option by Fred Haise (video within Langley firewall only.)

September 10, 2019: How to Communicate Vaccine Science to the Public by Dr. Paul Offit (video within Langley firewall only.) [Sigma: The Vaccine Wars]

August 6, 2019: Green Engineering: Making NASA (and the world) more Environmentally Sustainable by Sean McGinnis (video within Langley firewall only.)

July 9, 2019: The Lunar Landing Research Facility: A Simulator of “Gantry” Proportions by Lisa Jones (video withiin Langley firewall only.)

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.

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.