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Meridian Speeches

This series of talks was hosted by STScI from 2005 to 2009. The Meridian Speakers were selected primarily on their demonstrated ability to engage an audience. The context is scientific, but not delivered with the technical detail of a scientific colloquium.

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2008-2009 Meridian Speeches Schedule

Christopher ChybaChristopher Chyba, Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 12pm in Bloomberg 272, "The Nuclear, Biological, and Space Arms Control Challenges Facing the Next Administration".

Mario LivioMario Livio, Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 12pm in Bahcall Auditorium, "Is God a Mathematician?".

Wolfgang KetterleWolfgang Ketterle, Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12pm in Bahcall Auditorium, "When Freezing Cold Is Not Cold Enough - New Forms of Matter Close to Absolute Zero Temperature".

Mark PendergrastMark Pendergrast, Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 12pm in Bahcall Auditorium, "MIRROR MIRROR".

2007-2008 Meridian Speeches Schedule

Ann FinkbeinerAnn Finkbeiner, Thursday Nov 1, 2007 in Muller auditorium, "The Jasons".

Tom MorrisTom Morris, Wednesday Dec 5, 2007 in Muller auditorium, "True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence" .

Steven SquyresSteven Squyres, Tuesday Feb 26, 2008 in Bahcall auditorium, "Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet".

Virginia TrimbleVirginia Trimble, Thursday May 29, 2008 in Bahcall auditorium, "Yesterday's Paradigm is Tomorrow's Wooden Nickel: The Fate of Major Astronomical Questions and Ideas".

2006-2007 Meridian Speeches Schedule

Keith NollKeith Noll (STScI) Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 12:00 in the Muller Auditorium, "Is Pluto a Planet?: The Great Planet Debate".

David MalinDavid Malin Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at 12:00 in the Muller Auditorium, "Microscope to Telescope".

Sallie BaliunasSallie Baliunas Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 12:00 in the Muller Auditorium, "A millennial sun and terrestrial ecosystems".

Lawrence CrumLawrence Crum Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007 12:00 in the Muller Auditorium, "Star in a Jar?".

2005-2006 Meridian Speeches Schedule

Mario Livio Mario Livio (STScI) Thursday Sept. 22, 2005 at 12:30 in the Muller Auditorium, "The Equation that Couldn't be Solved: How mathematical genius discovered the language of symmetry.".

Freeman Dyson Freeman Dyson (Institute for Advanced Study) Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 at *12:00* pm Muller Building Auditorium, "Project Orion [designs for a nuclear-propelled spacecraft]".

Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff (Stanford University) Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at 12:00 noon in the STScI Auditorium "Understanding The Columbia Shuttle Accident".

Carol Christian Carol Christian (STScI) Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at 12:00 Noon in the STScI Auditorium "Water Footprints and Virtual Water".

Steve Beckwith Steve Beckwith (STScI) Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 12:00 noon in the STScI Auditorium "The Making of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field".

C. R. O'Dell C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University) Friday, April 21, 2006 at 12:00 pm *Schafler* Auditorium (JHU Bloomberg Building) "A History of the Early HST".

Wayne Rosing Wayne Rosing Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 12 pm in the STScI Auditorium "WWW.LCOGT.NET: A Global Network Observatory for Extended Time Series and Transient Phenomena Observations".