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Online: The Physics of Baseball

  • September 26, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online, College of DuPage

College of DuPage has announced two opportunities for Virtual STEM talks this Fall.  Both of these talks are free but require advanced registration in order to receive access to the webinar link. Registration deadlines and additional information can be found here

The Physics of Baseball

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Free


Alan M. Nathan, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

How does a baseball bat work? Does the batter's grip matter? What is "spin efficiency" and why do pitchers care? Learn the answer to these questions and more as we take a peek inside the world of baseball through the lens of physics. Professor Emeritus of Physics Alan M. Nathan from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present this engaging talk while sprinkling in amusing high-speed videos and anecdotes about our national pastime. This talk has something for everybody, whether your interest is primarily physics, baseball, or the intersection between them.

This virtual talk is free but requires pre-registration in order to receive the webinar link. Registration closes on Wednesday, September 23. To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208.

Our Amazing Universe

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020
7:30 to 9 p.m., Free

Joseph DalSanto, Associate Professor of Astronomy, College of DuPage

We live in a vast, incredible universe. Our knowledge of it has changed dramatically in just the last century. What do we now know of the local universe of other galaxies and clusters, the distant universe with its active galaxies, quasars and superclusters of galaxies, and the beginning of it all? How do astronomers research and learn about structures millions or billions of light-years away and even the history of the universe all the way back to the Big Bang? What are dark matter and dark energy and how do they affect the universe? Join Professor Joe DalSanto on a journey to the farthest reaches of space and time in Our Amazing Universe.

This virtual talk is free as part of the Sage Series but requires pre-registration in order to receive the webinar link. Registration closes on Wednesday, November 11.To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208.

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