November 27, 2018 to February 22, 2019
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

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

**Registration for Fall Session is closed. 

Winter Session is open until January 19, 2019 or when we reach enrollment capacity.   

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 registered students do not exceed the maximum number of 150 per session.

Registration for the 2018-19 SMP year is now open.  Students should register for only one of the two terms.  Registrants will be sent a confirmation of their registration immediately upon submitting their application. 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 cancelled 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
PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-5011

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

Session I  - Sep 29 – Dec 15, 2018

Session II - Feb 02 – Apr 13, 2019

Registration opens on August 1, 2018.

Registration for Fall Session is closed

Winter Session deadline is January 19, 2019.   

Key dates:

  • 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 19: Registration for Winter term closes
  • 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]>