Lecture Series

Fermilab offers a public lecture series on a wide range of topics presented by experts in their respective fields. Lectures cost $8 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.

Upcoming events

July 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
Dr. Theodora Ross, University of Texas Southwestern
Tickets: $8
There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that 1.3 of these cancers are hereditary.Despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simply bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation.  Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, this made no sense.  It turned out there was a genetic factor at work.
Aug. 16, 2019, 8:00 pm
Dr. David Hu, Georgia Tech
Tickets: $8
Insects walk on water, snakes slither and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed and versatility, but how do they do it and what can we learn from them?        

Streaming video

Physics Slam VII is now available.

Todd Thompson’s lecture, “Supernovae, Neutron Stars & The Origin of the Heavy Elements” is now available.

Joe Lykken’s lecture, “Neutrinos are Everywhere” is now available.

Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson’s lecture, “We Have No Idea,” is now available.

Priya Natarajan’s May 5 lecture.”Mapping the Heavens” is now available.

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