Recent Past Lectures

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:

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

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.