What is SMP?
The Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics (SMP) program is a free-of-charge series of eleven lectures and tour visits given by Fermilab staff.
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 twice during each school year.
The online Fall 2021 session will start on September 25 and will conclude on December 11.
The online Spring 2022 session will start on January 22 and conclude on April 2.
Full details of our program can be found on this website.
Announcement and registration
An announcement of the Saturday Morning Physics program to interested students and participating schools for the academic year is made in August. Registration for the online Fall 2021 session will open on August 1. Registration for the Spring 2022 session will open around October 15.
Applications will be taken only for the coming academic year and will be granted as the number of registered students for the in-person session does not exceed the maximum number of about 120 per session. The students must satisfy the eligibility requirements.
Spring 2022 session starts on January 22! SMP applications for Fall 2022 will open on August 1.
- Registrants will be notified of their acceptance by email before the start of the term.
- You must be registered and have received an “acceptance” e-mail to attend SMP class.
- Walk-ins are not allowed.
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