NASA climate scientist Dr. Alexander Marshak presented a Maniac Talk that traced his journey from Tartu (Estonia) to Novosibirsk (Russia) to Goettingen (Germany) and finally to NASA Goddard (USA). He also reflected on his lengthy journey through many aspects of radiation transport and his rich experience in remote sensing observations of aerosols and clouds.
NASA climate scientist (emeritus) Dr. Lorraine Remer presented a Maniac Talk entitled, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Why I came to NASA and Why I left." Lorraine shared some of the aerosol science she has been involved in at NASA Goddard over the past 21 years, as well as a reflection on her route to becoming a NASA scientist and key factors that influenced her to leave a tenured job.
NASA climate scientist Dr. Warren Wiscombe presented a special Maniac Talk, 'Exoplanets.' Warren shared how he got interested in exoplanets and gave an overview of the methods used to detect exoplanets, a few of the important and most fun discoveries, and what lies ahead.
Dr. Robert Cahalan gave an interesting and stimulating talk, ‘Angel Hair, Ice Cream Castles, Dripping Faucets & Euler Fractals.’ He combined anecdotes from his life and career with insights into the world around us from symmetry, fractals, and chaotic systems.