The Fermilab colloquium introduces staff, users, students and members of the public to a wide range of scientific and science-related topics presented by notable speakers from across the country and around the world. Colloquia are open to the public.

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 all laboratory staff, users and members of the public.

Colloquia are open to everyone. Unless otherwise advertised, the talks are held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons and are usually in the One West or auditorium in Wilson Hall. We will temporarily be holding remote or Zoom meetings while the site is closed to the public.

Fermilab upcoming colloquia

Lectures begin at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom, virtual meetings. Email Barb Kronkow at for links to the Zoom meetings

  Appropriate for physicists     Appropriate for all lab staff and members of the public
Oct. 28, 2020, 4:00 pm
Professor Eva Zurek, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Zoom information coming soon   High pressure opens the door towards the synthesis of materials with unique properties, e.g. superconductivity, hydrogen storage media, high energy density and superhard materials. Under pressure elements that would not normally combine may form stable compounds or they may mix in novel proportions. As a result, we cannot use our... More »