Saturday Morning Physics (SMP) 2018-2019

Wilson Hall - One West (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Wilson Hall - One West

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Kirk Rd and Pine St Batavia, IL 60510-5011
Javier Duarte (Fermilab), Sowjanya Gollapinni (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

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   

  • Saturday, February 2
    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      2018-19 Fall Session: Session I

      The fall session of the 2018-19 school year

      • 9:00 AM
        Fall Session: Lecture 1: Introduction to Science at Fermilab 3h
        Speaker: Peter Machado (Fermilab)
      • 9:00 AM
        Fall Session: Lecture 3 3h
      • 9:00 AM
        Fall Session: Lecture 4 3h
      • 9:00 AM
        Fall Session: Lecture 5 3h
      • 9:00 AM
        Fall Session: Lecture 6 3h
    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      2018-19 Winter Session: Session II