The Fermilab colloquium introduces staff, users, students and members of the public to a wide range of scientific and science-related topics presented by notable speakers from across the country and around the world. An integral part of Fermilab's academic culture, "orange" colloquium talks are aimed at a broad scientific and technical audience, while "green" talks are of general interest to all laboratory staff, users and members of the public.

Colloquiua are open to everyone. Unless otherwise advertised, the talks are held at 4 pm on Wednesday afternoons in the One West auditorium in Wilson Hall. Members of the public wishing to attend must show a photo ID at the laboratory entrance and tell the guard on duty that they are attending the colloquium.

Fermilab Colloquium Calendar 2016-2017

Lectures begin at 4:00 p.m. in 1 West

Appropriate for physicists   Appropriate for all lab staff and members of the public
Date Speaker/Institute Title Host Abstract PDF Video
05 Oct 2016 Simon P. Worden
Breakthrough Prize Foundation
The Breakthrough Initiatives: The Search for Life in the Universe V. Scarpine Abstract   Video
12 Oct 2016    
19 Oct 2016 Michael Benedikt
Future Circular Colliders at CERN D. Denisov/P. Bhat Abstract   Video
26 Oct 2016 George Crabtree
Storage at the Threshold: Li-ion Batteries and Beyond P. Bhat Abstract   Video
02 Nov 2016 Erik Hemsing
Beam By Design - Customized X-rays from Free Electron Lasers Thangaraj/Bhat Abstract   Video
09 Nov 2016 John Matthews
University of Utah - High Energy Astrophysics Institute
Studying Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays with the Telescope Array R Tesarek Abstract   Video
16 Nov 2016          
23 Nov 2016 No colloquium          
30 Nov 2016 Neelima Sehgal
Measuring Gravitational Lensing of the CMB to Probe Neutrino Properties, Dark Energy, and Primordial Gravitational Waves D. Hooper Abstract   Video
07 Dec 2016 Ellen Sandor
Art^n @Fermilab
Neutrinos in a New Light P. Bhat Abstract   Video
14 Dec 2016 Jac Nicoloff
Colorado State University
Radiobiological foundations of carbon ion radiotherapy: current perspectives and future challenges V. Scarpine Abstract   Video
21 Dec 2016 No colloquium          
28 Dec 2016 No colloquium          
04 Jan 2017 No colloquium      
11 Jan 2017 Dan Green
Fermilab and the Foundations of the Standard Model P. Bhat Abstract   Video
12 Jan 2017 Allstate Private sector careers for physicists; Data Science at Allstate-Research beyone the Laboratory K. Matera/P. Bhat Abstract   Video
18 Jan 2017 Stuart Henderson
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project: The World's Leading Hard X-ray Light Source P. Bhat Abstract   Video
25 Jan 2017 Gino Segre/Bettina Hoerlin
University of Pennsylvania
Enrico Fermi: the Pope of Physics P. Bhat Abstract   Video
01 Feb 2017 Ray Jayawardhana
York University, Canada
Characterizing Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths P. Bhat Abstract    
08 Feb 2017 Swapan Chattopadhyay
Quantum Sensors for Fundamental and Information Science: What has it got to do with Fermilab? T. Sen Abstract   Videos
15 Feb 2017 Sam Posen
State-of-the-Art Superconducting RF Technology for Accelerators A. Grassellino Abstract   Videos
22 Feb 2017 No colloquium      
01 Mar 2017 Francis Halzen
University of Wisconsin at Madison
IceCube: Cosmic Neutrinos and More M. Albrow Abstract   Videos
08 Mar 2017 John Peoples
History of Fermilab Accelerators and the Tevatron Complex P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
15 Mar 2017 No colloquium      
22 Mar 2017 Sarah Keller
University of Washington
How simple membranes give insights into the first protocells on Earth and 2D critical phenomena D. Hooper Abstract   Videos
29 Mar 2017 Rocky Kolb and Michael Turner
University of Chicago
How Fermilab changed the course of cosmology C. Stoughton Abstract   Videos
05 Apr 2017 Alyson Brooks
Rutgers University
Re-Examining the Astrophysical Constraints on the Dark Matter Model D. Hooper Abstract   Videos
12 Apr 2017 Peter Littlewood
University of Chicago
Physics of Sustainability P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
19 Apr 2017 Professor Riccardo Lattanzi
NYU School of Medicine
Novel Tools for Rational Design and Assessment of Radiofrequency Coils for Magnetic Resonsance Imaging A. Grassellino Abstract   Videos
26 Apr 2017 Robert Garisto
Physical Review Letters
Secrets of PRL D. Denisov Abstract   Videos
03 May 2017 Giorgio Bellettini
The CDF Experiment and the Italians P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
09 May 2017 Reza Zadeh
Matroid and Stanford
Scaling Computer Vision in the Cloud P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
10 May 2017 Sergei Nagaitsev
Fermilab and Accelerator Science P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
17 May 2017 Richard Kron
University of Chicago & Fermilab
What Can We Learn from Starlight in Galaxies? C. Stoughton Abstract   Video
24 May 2017 Paul Grannis
Stony Brook University
The DZero Experiment: its history and physics accomplishments P. Bhat Abstract   Video
31 May 2017 Jeffrey A Appel
Discovery of the Upsilon and Bottom Quark-a personal reminiscence 40 years later M. Albrow, P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
07 Jun 2017 No colloquium 50th Anniversary Symposium      
14 Jun 2017 No colloquium      
21 Jun 2017 Carlos Escobar
Latin-American participation in the Fermilab Experimental Program: origins and future prospects A. Para Abstract   Videos
28 Jun 2017 Dr. Tanju Sofu
A Roadmap for Nuclear Energy Technology P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
05 Jul 2017 Laura Greene
Florida State University
Correlated Electrons, the Dark Engergy of Condensed Matter Physics D. Lincoln Abstract   Videos
12 Jul 2017 Stephen Meredith
University of Chicago
The Dynamics of β-Amyloid Aggregation C. Stoughton Abstract   Videos
19 Jul 2017 Rainer Weiss
Observation of the merger of binary black holes: The opening of gravitational wave astronomy C. Stoughton Abstract   Videos
26 Jul 2017 No colloquium      
02 Aug 2017 DPF Meeting - No Colloquium      
09 Aug 2017 Masanori Mishina
Early days of CDF and the Japanese Contribution A. Para Abstract   Videos
16 Aug 2017 John Martinis
Google & UC Santa Barbara
Quantum supremacy: checking a quantum computer with a classical supercomputer P. Bhat, A. Romanenko Abstract   Videos
23 Aug 2017 Federico Capasso
Metasurfaces: from the generalized Snell's law to flat optics M. Albrow Abstract   Videos
24 Aug 2017 Robert McDermott
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Measurement and Control of Superconducting Qubits Using Single Flux Quantum Digital Logic A. Romanenko, P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
30 Aug 2017 No colloquium      
06 Sep 2017 Victor Yarba
45 years of collaboration between Fermilab and USSR/Russian scientists D. Denisov Abstract   Videos
13 Sep 2017 Paul Lopata
Superconducting Quantum Computing Experiments: Trends and Challenges B. Holzman/P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
20 Sep 2017 Hugh Montgomery
Jefferson Lab: Nuclear Physics Laboratory P. Bhat Abstract   Videos
27 Sep 2017 Maury Tigner
Cornell University
Robert R. Wilson; from Frontier Wyoming to Weston Illinois M. Albrow Abstract   Videos
04 Oct 2017 Michelangelo Mangano
Physics at the next energy frontier: a 100 TeV pp collider D. Denisov Abstract    Videos
11 Oct 2017      
18 Oct 2017 Frank Taylor
How to photograph birds R. Tesarek Abstract    Videos
25 Oct 2017 John Mather
James Webb Space Telescope P. Bhat Abstract    Videos
01 Nov 2017 Robbert Dijkgraaf
Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge P. Bhat Abstract    Videos
03 Nov 2017 Pauline Gagnon
The tragic destiny of Mileva Maric Einstein P. Bhat Abstract    Videos
08 Nov 2017 Eliezer Ravinovici
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
SESAME-opening a source of light in the Middle East C. Quigg Abstract    Videos
15 Nov 2017 No colloquium      
22 Nov 2017 No Colloquium      
29 Nov 2017 Bradley (Lee) Roberts
Boston University
The allure of Ultra-sensitive Experiments: A Tale of Two Leptons P. Bhat Abstract    
06 Dec 2017 Daniel Lidar
University of Southern California
Adventures in quantum optimization with noisy qubits P. Bhat Abstract    
13 Dec 2017 David N. Schwartz
DN Schwartz & Co.
How Fermi Became Fermi C. Quigg Abstract    
20 Dec 2017 No Colloquium      
27 Dec 2017 No Colloquium