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.

Unless otherwise advertised, talks are held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons in One West in Wilson Hall (WH1W).

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.

  Appropriate for physicists     Appropriate for all attendees
Oct. 11, 2023, 4:00 pm US/Central
Chrstopher Fasano, Monmouth University
Farmers and their modern machinery collect prodigious amounts of data. Thinking about agriculture and agricultural data like a physicist is an unusual but very fruitful way of approaching the complex problems of helping farmers maximize their profits and production while managing their environmental impact.  The techniques that physicists regularly use for a wide range of... More »
Nov. 1, 2023, 4:00 pm US/Central
Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory - University of Virginia
Earlier this summer, the pulsar timing array community announced strong evidence for the presence of a stochastic background of nanoHertz frequency gravitational waves. This has been the primary goal of the community for the past two decades, and it took thousands of hours of telescope time, over 500,000 pulse arrival times from ~70 millisecond pulsars,... More »