Arts and Lecture Series

From the Daily Herald, October 17, 2021: The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series will continues with a virtual program titled, “Eat the Invaders: Can Harvesting Introduced Species Reduce Their Impact?” presented Dr. Joe Roman of the University of Vermont on November 19.

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Corey Gray is a member of the Siksika Nation. In this public lecture, he presents a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s been like working at a land-based gravitational wave detector since 1998. Gray shares a “Top 3” list of his favorite detections, as well as the experience of a son having the opportunity to recruit his mother to work with him because of language—the language of spacetime and the Blackfoot people.

Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett composes electrosymphonic music, a fusion of classical and electronic styles. He visited Fermilab in January 2020 to learn more about neutrino research at the lab and started working on his first neutrino-inspired compositions. In this lecture, he presents the results of his work, with a guest appearance by neutrino scientist Bonnie Fleming.

From Daily Herald, Jan. 7, 2021: On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Fermilab Art and Lecture Series will present its next virtual gallery talk on “Imagining Reality,” a photographic journey with Fermilab scientist Steve Geer. He will describe his artistic process as applied to various photographic projects that he’s exhibited in galleries and published in books and magazines.

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 ( 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,…