BALL 2020-2021 Lecture Series Plans

The BALL Board has approved the decision to postpone the lecture series on Public Spaces which was scheduled for Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 of 2020. It may be delayed until the fall of 2021.

BALL has presented a FREE Special Lecture as its first Zoom on-line webinar, on Thursday Sept. 10th, 2020.  Dr. Michael Johns spoke on "A Presidential Election Unlike Anything We Have Seen Before".

BALL's next Special lecture will also be FREE.  Dr. John Donohue will speak on "Our Quantum: Present & Future", Monday, October 19, 2020, 10 am to noon.

Our Quantum: Present & Future

Quantum mechanics shook the field of physics when it was proposed, dramatically changing our understanding of the world underneath us.  It has also dramatically shaped society, providing technology from lasers to MRI machines.  In this talk, we'll discuss and demystify what  we know about quantum so far, and how quantum information and quantum computing provide a new frontier in science.

Although this lecture is free, BALL members will still need to register on-line to receive an e-mail invitation to the webinar.  Registrations will open later in September.

For the assistance of BALL subscribers, each e-mail invitation will also include phone and e-mail contact information for technical help with using Zoom to attend the lectures or meetings.

BALL intends to present the World Religions lecture series, on-line, as a series of weekly Zoom webinars, Oct. 29th to Dec 3rd.  Subscribers will have to purchase their tickets on-line in order to receive an e-mail invitation. The price will be  $45 for the lecture series.  Those prices are per household, not per person.  As with the Annual General meeting, and our free Special Lecture, we will provide instructions for using the Zoom software and intend to provide technical help for those who encounter problems.

Plans for the remainder of the scheduled lecture series and special lectures are uncertain at this time. You can read about the 2021 series under the Lectures tab. Much depends on the Covid 19 restrictions and the members' satisfaction with the on-line trial series.