from October 3, 2015 to May 14, 2016 (US/Central)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone
Class is never cancelled due to weather.
Please consider your safety before attempting to come to class.


What is SMP?

The Saturday Morning Physics program is a free of charge series of nine lectures and tour visits given by Fermilab scientists with the purpose of further the understanding and appreciation of modern physics among high school students. The lectures are aimed at high school students without any previous scientific knowledge. This program is given three times a year in so called sessions. Full details of the SMP program can be found in the Program link at the top of your screen.

Announcement Registration

An announcement of the Saturday Morning Physics program will be made in August to participating schools.

The students must satisfy the elegibility requirements described here. Applications will be taken only for the coming academic year, and will be granted as the number of registered students do not exceed the maximum number of 150 per session. To register online follow the Registration link at the top of the screen.

Aug. 17 Program Announcement
Sept. 18 Applications are due
Sept. 23 Class assignments are made & nominees are notified
Oct. 3 First session begins

Students who registered electronically and put a valid email address will be notified before the start of each session.

Location of Fermilab

Fermilab is located about 40 miles west of the Chicago loop, immediately east of the City of Batavia, north of Butterfield Road (Route 56) and south of Fabyan Parkway on Kirk Road.  Public transportation to the Laboratory is not available. See the location of Fermilab and get directions to Fermilab in google maps.
A site-wide map of Fermilab is located here.   See here for parking instructions around the main building, Wilson Hall.

Dates: from October 3, 2015 09:00 to May 14, 2016 12:00
Timezone: US/Central
Location: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
P. O. Box 500Batavia, IL 60510-5011
Room: Wilson Hall - One West
Material: Paper
Additional info:
Class is held in Wilson Hall, room One West located on the first floor, Atrium level.

Class is from 9 am to 11 am.  Attendance will be taken each week so please arrive by 8:45 am to check-in.  Check-in is outside of One West.

Tours are from 11 am to 12 pm.  Closed toe shoes to be worn on tours.  Flip flops, high heels, sandles or slippers are not allowed.
Please note, the D0 and Tech. Div. tours may run longer by 1/2 an hour and students must be 14 years old or older for these two tours.

Students should be dropped-off at the Wilson Hall front horseshoe and can be picked-up there after tours.

Class is never cancelled due to weather.
Please consider your safety before attempting to come to class.