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). Free online ticketing is available.


Upcoming events

Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Dr. Chang Kee Jung, State University of New York - Stony Brook
Tickets: $7
Dr. Jung will explain the physics behind some astonishing effects created by the spinning and also non-spinning balls in popular sports, which you most likely have wondered about at some point, using basic concepts in classical mechanics and fluid dynamics.
Friday, October 07, 2016, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Dr. Harold McGee, Author of On Food and Cooking
Tickets: $7
Harold McGee writes about the chemistry of food and cooking. He took up this odd vocation after studies at the California Institute of Technology and at Yale University, where he wrote a doctoral thesis with the prophetic title "Keats and the Progress of Taste."
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Various Scientists
Tickets: $7
f you have not been to a Physics Slam, this is your chance! Five different scientists and engineers get a short window of time to introduce and woo you to their particular brand of science, and they will resort to anything to win your adoration.
Friday, January 27, 2017, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Dr. Chris Quigg, Fermilab
Tickets: $7
Chris Quigg will trace the lab’s evolution from start-up to world-leading center, highlighting landmark research results while recalling iconic moments and extraordinary characters.
Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Dr. Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago
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.

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