The NIST colloquium series provides an opportunity for staff to hear the views of outstanding scientists, scholars, explorers, and leaders on topics of current interest. It is a distinguished lecturer series to raise the intellectual climate at NIST: challenging, visionary, and speculative concepts are welcome.
Speakers have included dozens of Nobel Prize and MacArthur Fellowship winners, as well as foremost leaders in industry and government. A number of prominent writers, academics, and historians have spoken in the series.
Talks occur on select Fridays from September through May. To learn more about the Colloquium Series, please contact Heather Evans.
Select videos of colloquium talks are on NIST's YouTube Channel.
VIDEO ABOVE: Michael Riordan is an author/coauthor of three books in the area of Physics: The Hunting of the Quark, Crystal Fire (a history of the transistor), and most recently, Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider. Tunnel Visions is the definitive history of the Superconducting Super Collider, a huge, multibillion-dollar high-energy physics project that was killed by Congress in October 1993.