Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture Series

November 2019

Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes | Professor Emeritus Kip S. Thorne, California Institute of Technology

November 2018

How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet  | Professor David Charbonneau, Harvard University

The Terrestrial Planets of Other Stars  | Professor David Charbonneau, Harvard University

October 2017

Optical Atomic Clock and Applications  | Professor Jun Ye, JILA, NIST and University of Colorado

Cold Molecules - A New Playground for Quantum and Chemical Physics  | Professor Jun Ye, JILA, NIST and University of Colorado

November 2016

Einstein, Gravitational Waves and Black Holes  | Gabriela Gonzalez, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Spokesperson for the LIGO Collaboration, Louisiana State University

Searching for -- and Finding! Gravitational Waves  | Gabriela Gonzalez, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Spokesperson for the LIGO Collaboration, Louisiana State University

November 2015

The Voyager Journey to Interstellar Space  | Edward C. Stone, David Morrisroe Professor of Physics, Vice Provost for Special Projects, California Institute of Technology

Voyager Explores the Edge of Interstellar Space  | Edward C. Stone, David Morrisroe Professor of Physics, Vice Provost for Special Projects, California Institute of Technology

October 2014

Black Holes  | Professor Ramesh Narayan, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard University

Astrophysical Black Holes  | Professor Ramesh Narayan, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard University

November 2013

Booms, Burps & Bumps: The Dynamic Universe  | Professor Shrinivas Kulkarni, McArthur Professor of Astronomy & Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology

There Is More Room Sideways  | Professor Shrinivas Kulkarni, McArthur Professor of Astronomy & Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology

November 2012

Perspectives on the First Billion Years of Lunar Evolution from Spacecraft  | Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Water on the Moon  | Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 2011

NASA at mid-life: The future of human space exploration  | Dr. Charles F. Kennel, Chair of the National Academies Space Studies Board

Managing Climate Risk: Precarious Decades Ahead  | Dr. Charles F. Kennel, Chair of the National Academies Space Studies Board

October 2010

Astronaut Preparation  | Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel, Robert L. Behnken

Missions to the International Space Station  | Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel, Robert L. Behnken

October 2009

Mars as the Abode of Life?  | Andrew H. Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History and Professor Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

October 2008

Mars: Environments, Habitability, and Life  | Raymond E. Arvidson, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis