What is SMP?
The Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics (SMP) program is a free-of-charge series of 11 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 who have no previous scientific knowledge.
This program is given twice during each school year. Sessions are held from 9 a.m.-noon Central Time.
Full details of the SMP program can be found on this website.
Announcement and registration
An announcement of the SMP program to participating schools is made in August for the fall program and in December for the spring program. Please note that registration for the spring 2024 session is now closed.
Applications will be taken only for the coming academic year and will be granted as the number of registered students does not exceed the maximum number of about 150 per session. Students must satisfy the eligibility requirements.
- Registrants will be notified of their acceptance by email before the start of the term.
- Students must be registered and have received an acceptance email to attend an SMP class.
- Walk-ins are not allowed.
Fermilab is located about 40 miles west of the Chicago Loop. View the Getting to Fermilab link for directions and site access requirements.