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.
July 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
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
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?
Sept. 6, 2019, 8:00 pm
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has implications for almost every aspect of our lives.The fears that it has evoked, however, sometimes seem to outweigh the possibilities.
Oct. 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
See the moving documentary, "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes," followed by Q&A with giraffologist Anne Innis Diggs, the subject of the film.
Nov. 15, 2019, 8:00 pm
Multiple scientists pull out all the stops to try to convince you that THEIR work is the most fascinating. Order early - this sells out quickly!
Feb. 28, 2020, 8:00 pm
More information to come soon, but here is an article on the topic... Make it an icy combo - Purchase tickets for this lecture as well as the one-man play - Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer and save 20% on the play. Call 630/840.ARTS to take advantage of this cool offer. Dr. Bradford Benson is senior... More »
March 13, 2020, 8:00 pm
Recent breakthroughs in fiber material and fabric processing allow us to design and produce fibers and fabrics that see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health, and change color. The basis for these new fabric capabilities are fibers that contain semiconductor devices have made it into the fibers themselves, setting the stage for a “Moore’s law” in fibers. The new fiber materials enable visually inconspicuous yet highly functional capabilities in fabrics.
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.
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