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February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
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NOTICE!! Registration for the Winter Session is now CLOSED. 

You must be registered and have received an "acceptance" email to attend SMP class. 

Walk-ins are not allowed.


What is SMP?

The Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics (SMP) program is a free-of-charge series of eleven1 lectures and tour visits given by Fermilab scientists.

The program’s purpose is to 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 twice1 during each school year. Full details of our program can be found on these pages.

Announcement and Registration:

NOTICE!! Registration for the Winter Session is now CLOSED! 

An announcement of the Saturday Morning Physics program to participating schools for the academic year is made in August.

The students must satisfy the eligibility requirements. Applications will be taken only for the coming academic year and will be granted as the number of accepted students do not exceed the maximum number of 150 per session.

Registration for the 2018-19 SMP year is now CLOSED.  Letters of acceptance to the program will be sent one week before the start of the term.

View 2018-2019 SMP Brochure (English/Spanish): 2018-2019 Brochure.pdf.

Classes, in general, are not canceled due to weather.  Please consider your safety before attempting to come to class.

   The beautiful Wilson Hall is at the center of our campus   

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Wilson Hall - One West
Kirk Rd and Pine St Batavia, IL 60510-5011

Visit our home page for all the information on the Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics program.  The dates for the second sessions is:

Session II - Feb 02 – Apr 13, 2019

Winter Session deadline has passed.

  • August 1: Registration opens for the Fall and the Winter terms
  • September 14: Registration for Fall term closes
  • September 21: Acceptances emailed
  • September 29: First SMP lecture for the Fall term


  • January 18: Registration for Winter term closes Extended to Jan 24 - 5pm.
  • January 25: Acceptances emailed
  • February 2: Winter term begins


Cancellations: To cancel your registration please send an email to :

saturdaymorningphysicsstudents <[email protected]>http://saturdaymorningphysicsstudents <[email protected]>