Session III, Spring 2017

March 11 – May 13, 2017

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


In each session, the Saturday Morning Physics program consist of nine lectures given on Saturdays from 9 to 11 am, with a ten minutes break at 10 am. Each Saturday the students must sign in by reporting to the secretary on the first floor. Students arriving later than 9:20 will be considered absent.

The lectures are given in a conference room located in the Wilson Hall building. Lectures are aimed at high school students and do not require any prior knowledge. The students are encouraged to participate and ask questions during the lecture.

Here is the schedule for the third session of the 2016-17 Saturday Morning Physics program.

Saturday Topic Speaker Tours
March 11 Modern Physics Mehreen Sultana 1 and 3: WH15
2: Accelerator
March 18 Introduction to Science at Fermilab Dan Hooper 1 and 3: Accelerator
2: WH15
March 25 Cosmology Brian Nord 1: D0
2: Neutrino
April 1 Particle Physics at Fermilab and CERN Saptaparna Bhattacharya 1: FAST
2: D0
3: Neutrino
April 8* Neutrinos Leonidas Aliaga 1: Neutrino
3: D0
April 15 Easter Weekend: No lecture
April 22 Accelerators Eric Prebys 1: Grid Computing Center
2: g-2
3: g-2**
April 29 Energy and Climate Erik Ramberg and Brian Chase 1: g-2
2: Technical Division
3: Grid Computing Center
May 6 Detectors Angela Fava 1: Technical Division
2: Grid Computing Center
3: Technical Division**
May 13 Science and Society Pushpa Bhat Graduation

Subject to change.

* Note: April 8 is the day that WGN Channel 9’s Tom Skilling gives his annual “Tornado Seminar” at Fermilab.  You may stay for the seminar, which begins at Noon, but seating is limited.  Plan on a little extra time for driving in and out of Fermilab that day.

** The Muon g-2 experiment begins operation on May 1, 2017.  Thus, we have had to make this change in the tour assignments.

Classes meet in Wilson Hall – One West

Lectures begin at 9:00 a.m. – Tours begin at 11:00 a.m.

Everyone who attends a lecture is invited to give us feedback through this Google Form: .  Fill this out for each lecture that you attend.  Thanks.

See also, the slides and photographs from this session.