Call for Physics Slammers

Do you know someone who is excited about science and their work at Fermilab? Are they enthusiastic, creative and willing to share their work with others? We’re looking for a few creative and courageous people to take part in the next Fermilab Physics Slam, to be held virtually on April 30, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

The Physics Slam has a long tradition of excellence at Fermilab and a tremendous roster of Slam Alumni. Past contenders have channeled Dr. Who and Elvis, created claymation neutrinos, and shared personal stories about their life’s adventures. The format will be via Zoom, and contenders have 10 minutes to convince a devoted audience that they are deserving of the coveted title of Slam Champion 2021.

Nominations and applications are open now through Feb. 15. Please provide a brief description of your proposed talk and any other information that will help the slam organizers get a sense of your presentation style. Finalists will be selected and notified by March 1.

Geographic constraints are not an issue this year – applicants can be anywhere provided they can access a solid Zoom link. Slam participants are encouraged to take advantage of the new virtual format to creatively express their ideas. Video can be used, but the final Q&A will be live. Sign up or nominate now to be our next Slam Champion! Please complete this form by Feb. 15.