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

Oct. 16, 2020, 7:30 pm
Dr. Jennifer Raaf, Fermilab
Tickets: Free but registration required
Fermilab was honored to be a part of the international team that developed the MVM or Mechanical Ventilator Milano, a simplified ventilator that went from concept to US Food & Drug Administration approval in just over a month. Learn about this and other ways in which particle physics research has had unanticipated applications in medicine.
Dec. 8, 2020, 7:30 pm
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
Dr. Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University
Tickets: $8
This lecture, originally scheduled for April 3, has been rescheduled for February 19,, 2021. Updated information is available on https://events.fnal.gov/arts-lecture-series/, on our Facebook page, and will be sent via our electronic newsletters. Please be sure to keep checking web pages for updates. If you wish to transfer the value of your ticket purchase into a gift... 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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