Lecture Series

Fermilab offers a public lecture series on a wide range of topics presented by experts in their respective fields. Ramsey Auditorium Lectures cost $8 and are usually on Friday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. 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

Nov. 20, 2020, 7:30 pm US/Central
Dr. Wesley Ketchum, Fermilab
Tickets: Free but registration required
Particle physicists are constantly on the hunt for new discoveries about the fundamental nature of our universe. Whether it’s searching for new particles in supercolliders, exploring the expansion of the universe, or trying to capture the interactions of “ghostly” neutrinos, particle physicists build giant, state-of-the-art detectors to illuminate these mysteries. But, how do we get... More »
Dec. 8, 2020, 7:30 pm US/Central
David Ibbett, Fermilab Guest Composer
Tickets: Free but registration required
Join Fermilab's Guest Composer for a musical conversation about his work on Neutrino Music.
Feb. 19, 2021, 7:30 pm US/Central
Dr. Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University
Tickets: $8
This lecture was originally scheduled for April, 2020.  The rescheduled date will now be virtual. If you have any questions, please write to us at boxoffice@fnal.gov or call (630) 840-2787. Thanks for your flexibility and we apologize for the inconvenience, Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series ~ Essentially equal amounts of matter and antimatter were formed in... More »

Streaming video

Physics Slam VIII is now available.

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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