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from August 15, 2016 to May 13, 2017 (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 was made in August, 2016, 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.

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

Session Dates

Session I      October 1 - December 3, 2016
Session II     January 7 - March 4, 2017
Session III    March 11 - May 13, 2017

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 August 15, 2016 09:00 to May 13, 2017 12:00
Timezone: US/Central
Location: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-5011
Room: Wilson Hall - One West
Material: Paper
Additional info: Class is held in Wilson Hall; One West is located on the first floor, Atrium level, of Wilson Hall.

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 30 minutes,  Also, students must be at least 14 years old for these two tours.

Students may 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.