Special Event/Tour Detail: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab

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Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab

Description:Take science questions straight to experts. Physicists answer questions and explain everything from the Big Bang to how a particle accelerator works. Ask a Scientist is held from 1 PM to 4 PM on the first Sunday of the month (except holiday weekends when we delay by one week and in the month of the Family Open House).

Each three-hour session includes a presentation by a scientist, a tour, and a Q & A period. The docent-led tour includes visiting the 1st and 15th floor of Wilson Hall, the Linac building with the first two accelerators, the neutron therapy area and the Main Control Room. There is no charge for the session, but advance registration is required. The minimum age for the tour is 10 years old. No exceptions.

Suggested audience: adults and students with a keen interest in science! The presentation and tone is set for high school seniors – college freshman. Students 10 to 14 years old can attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

General directions to Fermilab

Space is limited. To sign up, either register online from this page, send e-mail to the registrar (edreg@fnal.gov), or call 630 840-8258. Registration deadline is the Friday before the event, at noon. Please click the pencil icon to register.

You can look at Previous Ask-a-Scientist talks.

Occasionally we have Ask-a-Scientist in Spanish. These are not listed below. Look at the Special Events Calendar for them.

Audience: Public, Teachers, Students, Grades 6 - Adult
Fee:No fee

Session 1: September 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: How We Detect Light - Noah Kurinsky, Register Online
Location:Wilson Hall Atrium
Registration Deadline:09/08/2019

Session 2: October 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The Tales of Two Discoveries - The Top Quark and the Higgs Boson by Pushpa Bhat, Register Online
Location:Wilson Hall Atriumn

Session 3: November 3, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Hearing the Universe: Gravitational Waves From Black Holes and Neutron Stars by Maya Fishback, University of Chicago/LIGO, Register Online
Location:Wilson Hall Atrium
Registration Deadline:11/03/2019

Session 4: December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Detectors and Electronics - How We Manage to Find These Crazy Llittle Particles by Grzegorz Deptuch, Jim Hoff, Tom Zimmerman and Sandeep Miryala, Register Online
Location:Wilson Hall Atrium
Registration Deadline:12/08/2019

Session 5: January 5, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Why We Believe in Dark Matter by Don Lincoln, Register Online
Location:1st floor, Wilson Hall