SMP summary information

Timezone: US/Central
Location: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Mailing address: PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-5011

Building: Wilson Hall

Room: One West, which is located on the first floor, Atrium level, of Wilson Hall.

GPS: 41°50’19.6″N+88°15’40.3″W

The Fermilab site is open to the public.  See this page for details.

Materials: All you need to bring is something for notes.

Slides from the lectures can be found on the Materials page.  The slides are posted a few days after the lecture.

Occasionally, we post pictures from the talks and the tours on these pages, too.

Time of classes and tours: 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.

  • The D0 tour runs longer by at least 30 minutes,  Also, students must be at least 14 years old for this tours.
  • The two Technical Division tours (“Magnets” and “SRF”) are often a little long, too (to 12:15).

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

Questions: We like it when students participate in the lectures with questions. Don’t be shy — this is usually the best part for everyone.  But adults should read this page.
Social Media: If you are posting on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (that is, pictures you take during the lectures or the tours, or you want to make comments), use the hashtag #FermilabSMP.

Our Facebook page is “Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics,

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