Arts and Lecture Series

It’s Fermilab’s 2019 Physics Slam! Five contestants get 10 minutes each to present their topic in the most interesting way possible as they compete for the title of Slam Champion. This year’s competition featured slams on neutrinos, science history, PIP-II and a personal journey in science.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year’s Physics Slam, never fear. It’s now available on the Fermilab YouTube channel. Presented by the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series, the Physics Slam is a friendly competition between five contestants who each get 10 minutes to present their topic in the most interesting way possible. Champion is decided by audience vote. This year’s slammers were Fernanda Psihas, “Failure in physics”; Valerie Higgins, “Time-traveling through physics history”; Joe DalSanto, “How big…

The Fermilab Arts & Lecture presents approximately 20 events per year, ranging from physics talks to theater and music performances, listed here (events.fnal.gov/arts-lecture-series). Occasionally we need additional ushers beyond the auditorium committee.  Ushers are asked to tear tickets or hand out programs at the door, arriving approximately 45 minutes before curtain. As a thank you, ushers receive two complimentary tickets to the event for your help. If you are interested in being added to the “usher” list, please drop a…

Tickets are still available for the Axiom Brass quintet, which is performing in the Fermilab Art Gallery on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. Closing out our Musical Celebration of Science, Axiom Brass joins some great Fermilab friends to present Quarks to Cosmos. Tickets are $18. The ensemble will perform Particles and Waves by Mathew Fuerst (written for the event), Firedance by Anthony DiLorenzo, Contrapunctus IX by J.S. Bach, and Celestial Suite, movement 4: Hubble by Chicagoland composer James Stephenson,…

On May 12, 2018, The Story Collider will host a very special edition of their live show sponsored by the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series. We are searching for five people to share their true, personal stories about science. We want to hear yours! These are not research presentations, even if your story is about your science. You might talk about almost anything – an important experiment, a bad day at the lab, a childhood misadventure, love, loss, etc. Exotic…

Interested in captivating arts performances? Informative lectures? The Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series is looking for volunteers to help usher at our public events. Usher needs will be emailed out at least a week prior to the event, and volunteers will receive two free tickets for the event at which they usher. This is a great way to see some of the wonderful concerts, theater productions, and sold-out lectures that take place in Ramsey Auditorium. Ushers are asked to arrive…