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NIST Colloquium Series

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 the third Friday of each month from September through May. To learn more about the NIST Colloquium Series, please contact colloquium [at] nist.gov.

Past Speakers

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NIST Colloquium Series: (Rita Colwell) Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: What Cholera can teach us about Covid 19
NIST Colloquium Series: (Rita Colwell) Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: What Cholera can teach us about Covid 19
Climate and the oceans historically intertwine with human health. Today significant advances in science and technology have brought new discoveries - from the outer reaches of space, where remote sensing monitors on satellites circle the earth, to the ultramicroscopic through application of next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. 

Additional videos of colloquium talks are available in our Video Gallery.

Created March 8, 2013, Updated December 17, 2021