Lecture Series

Fermilab offers a public lecture series on a wide range of topics presented by experts in their respective fields. Lectures cost $7 and are usually on Friday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Lectures are general admission seating, and frequently sell out.

For information, call 630-840-ARTS (630-840-2787). Purchase tickets with no additional fees.

Fermilab’s Greatest Hits: Highlights from the First Fifty Years, Chris Quigg’s lecture from 1/27/17 is now available on YouTube.

Upcoming events

April 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Dr. Jack Gilbert
Tickets: $7
The immune system and the microbiome have shaped each other in extraordinarily elaborate and intricate ways. Here we will discuss some of the recent evidence highlighting these mechanisms of interaction. We will also discuss how the last 150 years, have started to disturb the delicate balance of the immune-microbe equilibrium.
May 5, 2017, 8:00 pm
Dr. Priya Natarajan
Tickets: $7
From time immemorial humans have been charting the night sky and trying to make sense of it and contemplating their place in the cosmos. Dr. Natarajan will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever evolving cosmic view. Tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution... More »
May 19, 2017, 8:00 pm
Jorge Cham, PHD Comics; Daniel Whiteson, University of California, Irvine
Tickets: $7
Jorge Cham, of PHD Comics and physicist Daniel Whiteson explore why a vast portion of our universe is still a mystery, and what a lot of smart people are doing to understand it.

Streaming video

Chris Quigg’s Jan. 27 lecture “Fermilab’s Greatest Hits: Highlights from the First Fifty Years” is now available on YouTube.
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