SMP Summary Information

Location: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Mailing address: P.O. 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 many of the lectures can be found on the Materials page. If the speaker wants to post their slides, they will be posted a few days after the lecture.

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

Lecture: 9 AM to 11 AM
Tour:   11 AM to Noon


The lecture is from 9 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. Please be in your seat no later than 8:55 AM.

Tours are from 11 AM to noon. Closed-toe shoes to be worn on tours. Flip-flops, high heels, sandals, or slippers are not allowed.

  • The DZero tour runs longer by at least 30 minutes (to 12:30 PM). Also, students must be at least 14 years old for this tour.
  • The two Technical Division tours (“Magnets” and “SRF”) are often a little long, too (to 12:15 PM).
Timezone: U.S./Central (Chicago time zone)
Drop off: Students may be dropped off and picked up in the horseshoe driveway in front of Wilson Hall.

When waiting for your student at the pickup time, please leave the area immediately in front of Wilson Hall clear for the returning school buses.

Questions: We like it when students participate in the lectures with questions. Don’t be shy; this is usually the best part for everyone. Adults should read this page.
Social Media: If you are posting on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media sites (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”,