Dr. Piers Sellers, a NASA Astronaut and Deputy Director of Sciences and Exploration at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, presented a Maniac lectured entitled, "Infiltrating NASA…". When he was a kid, he watched the space race unfold. It was the most exciting thing he could imagine and NASA looked to him to be like the top of a holy mountain. After a lifetime of exploring different parts of that mountain, he still feels the same way. It doesn't get better than this.
NASA climate scientist Dr. Robert Cahalan presented a Maniac Talk entitled "Angel Hair, Ice Cream Castles, Dripping Faucets & Euler Fractals." Bob illustrated some ideas learned over the past 6 solar cycles that lit his nonlinear path through studies of physics & math, and some tools & toys that he's had a part in.
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, director, NOAA's National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction presented a joint Maniac & EPO lecture entitled "Advancing the Forecast Enterprise" at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA climate scientist Dr. Claire Parkinson presented a Maniac Talk entitled "From Math to Civil Rights to Sea Ice to Geoengineering." Claire shared some of the sea-ice science she has been involved in at Goddard over the past 34 years, as well as key moments on her route to becoming a NASA scientist and key factors influencing her perspective on climate change.
Dr. Chin Chin talks about Modeling Atmospheric Aerosols: Opportunities, Excitements, and Danger at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on July 25, 2012
Dr. Gene Carl Feldman presents Maniac Talk, "Satellites, Seabirds and Seals: A thirty year retrospective of Ocean Color from Space" on June 27, 2012 at NASA Goddard.
Dr. Robert Bindschadler, Morgan State University/GESTAR & Emeritus Scientist NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.