Colloquium

Fermilab Director Lia Merminga held a special Director’s colloquium on Wednesday, where she presented the annual lab plan, including the lab’s top priorities for the coming year. Thank you to the 1,200 attendees who joined virtually! If you were unable to attend, the recording (Services login required) is now available for viewing. Several employees submitted questions prior to the colloquium, and members of the Fermilab leadership team have answered them in writing. Please find the questions and answers here (Services login required)….

Fermilab employees and users are invited to attend a special Fermilab Director’s colloquium Wednesday, June 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. CT. Due to High COVID-19 Community Levels in the Batavia area, the meeting will be virtual only. Fermilab Director Lia Merminga will present the annual lab plan, including the lab’s top priorities for the coming year. The annual lab plan is prepared annually and outlines the lab’s vision and strategy for the coming year and beyond. All Fermilab employees…

Sean Carroll of Caltech will give a colloquium talk, titled “From Quantum Mechanics to Space-time,” on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Summary: Nine decades in, the foundations of quantum mechanics remain mysterious. Meanwhile, modern physicists puzzle over how to reconcile quantum mechanics with gravity. Carroll suggests that these problems are related and that a promising strategy suggests itself: rather than “quantizing gravity,” we should look for gravity within quantum mechanics. This approach has interesting consequences for how we think about the…

Oct. 7, 4 p.m. Katie Mack, North Carolina State University Fermilab employees and users can access the Zoom link below (Services login required): https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ood/LabLeadership/Shared%20Documents/Zoom%20link%20for%20colloquium.docx?d=wddecabdd5efe44ee91ba775647366a0a&csf=1&e=XzG3Ib Please note: you will need the passcode to enter the zoom Anyone else can obtain the Zoom link the day of the colloquium by emailing Justine Dunn at jdunn@fnal.gov While it is considered to be one of the most promising hints of new physics beyond the Standard Model, dark matter is as-yet known only through its…

The Fermilab Colloquium titled “New Technologies for New Discoveries: ProtoDUNE at CERN for the International DUNE Megascience Project in the US” takes place on April 15 beginning at 4:00pm CST through zoom. To facilitate this Zoom meeting, send an email to kronkow@fnal.gov to receive the invitation. Please send the email as soon as possible to receive the Zoom information.

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.

On Wednesday, April 1, at 4 p.m., Frederick Coolidge of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will give a Zoom-only Colloquium talk titled “The Evolution of Language.” Visit the event page for information on the talk and on how to connect by Zoom.

Don’t miss colloquium speaker Gareth Meirion Griffith, PhD from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory when he presents “Engineering Mobility for Ocean World’s Robotic Systems” on Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m. in Wilson Hall One West. In preparation for his talk, please fill out a short SurveyMonkey form by Thursday, October 17.