Physics for Everyone: Lecture series resumes Nov. 16

Fermilab’s Tevatron program has shut down, but the laboratory’s other programs are going strong. Learn more about Fermilab’s future programs through the monthly Physics for Everyone lectures beginning again on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

This is the continuation of the series that was begun last year but took a hiatus over the summer. “Physics for Everyone” is a non-technical lecture series about Fermilab science and culture. From 12:30-1:30 p.m. on one Wednesday each month, Fermilab scientists and staff give a one-hour, straight-forward, plain English lecture on one of a wide variety of topics, including the history of the laboratory, how particle physics benefits society and even the laboratory’s involvement in cancer therapy.

This set of lectures features Fermilab’s future experiments and projects. The first lecture in the set will take place this Wednesday. Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim will give a talk titled “The New Frontier on the Great Plains: Fermilab and the future of particle physics.” The talk will include time for questions and answers. It will be video recorded and archived at a later date.

    Other upcoming lectures in this set include:

  • Dec. 7, 2011 – “Project X: A powerful accelerator for particle physics” by Stuart Henderson
  • Jan. 11, 2012 – “Discovery science with muons: Fermilab’s Mu2e experiment” by Doug Glenzinski
  • Feb. 8, 2012 – “Looking for gold: LBNE in the Homestake Mine” by Brian Rebel

Information on upcoming lectures and video of previous lectures is available on the series website. This lecture series is organized by the Diversity Council Subcommittee for Non-Scientific and Non-Technical Employees.

Rhianna Wisniewski, Diversity Council subcommittee member