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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.


Brilliant Blunders, by Mario Livio

Select videos of colloquium talks are on NIST’s YouTube Channel.


Talks occur on select Fridays from September through May. To learn more about the Colloquium Series, please contact Heather Evans