Chris Stoughton

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Fermilab Distinguished Scientist Vladimir Shiltsev will discuss prospects for accelerators in the future at the next Colloquium. Here he answers some questions about accelerators and his career.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in Wilson Hall 1-West, the Fermilab Colloquium series returns to in-person presentations. All users and employees are invited and encouraged to attend. This series, to be held on Wednesday afternoons, will cover a variety of topics in science, engineering and other disciplines. Kicking off the in-person series, Bonnie Fleming, Fermilab’s chief research officer, will present on how science at Fermilab is entering a new era, so that when your family and friends ask…

All users and employees are welcome to join the presentations on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Wilson Hall 1-West for the Fermilab Colloquium series. This series will cover a variety of topics in science, engineering and other disciplines.

Frederick Coolidge of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will give a Zoom-only Colloquium talk titled “The Evolution of Language.” While the presence of different languages throughout the world is undeniable, the origin of language and its evolution is highly contentious. The Colloquium talk explains why Chomsky is wrong, how language did evolve, why people speak, and why the most popular topic in all the world’s cultures is gossip.

Fermilab’s celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table kicks off with a piece of cake. Fermilab Colloquium hosts will serve attendees cake shaped as the Periodic Table of Elements in the Wilson Hall second-floor crossover. The celebration continues with the premiere of a Fermilab video on the Periodic Table and a show-and-tell poster on the UNESCO IYPT. After the coffee break, we’ll hear the Colloquium presentation by Princeton University’s Michael Gordin.

The question of where to site the International Linear Collider has been under discussion for years, and the project’s future direction is becoming clearer. KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi will give a colloquium on Wednesday at 10 a.m. on the status and possible future of the ILC in Japan. Come hear about this important project directly from one of its most important players.