The Fermilab colloquium introduces a wide range of scientific and science-related topics presented by notable speakers from across the country and around the world.

The colloquium is open to the public. Talks are held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons in One West in Wilson Hall (WH1W). To enter the site you will need a Real ID or a valid passport.

Upcoming colloquia

An integral part of Fermilab’s academic culture, “orange” colloquium talks are aimed at a broad scientific and technical audience, while “green” talks are of general interest to everyone.

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April 24, 2024, 3:30 pm US/Central
Joanne Rodriguez, Mycocycle, Inc.
With a global rise in population we are faced with the unprecedented need to manufacture more materials for industrial and consumer markets. Within the built environment space specifically, 11% of greenhouse gas emissions come from materials used within the sector. Organizations like the World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the DOE National Labs, the U.S. EPA and White House are all looking at how we accelerate and promote the usage of biobased materials and nature-inspired design in an effort to lower greenhouse gases. This presentation will consider principles like biomimicry in design and the influence nature can have to a greener material future.
May 22, 2024, 3:30 pm US/Central
Amanda Bauer, Yerkes Observatory
Yerkes Observatory is known as the birthplace of modern astrophysics and remains the home to the world’s largest refracting telescope. It was founded in 1897 by the University of Chicago and is now run by the Yerkes Future Foundation (YFF), a non-profit that assumed long-term stewardship for the Observatory and its 50-acre grounds in 2020.... More »
May 29, 2024, 3:30 pm US/Central
Prof. Michel Devoret, Yale