jim_ford_USMThursday, November 21

USM chemistry professor Jim Ford discusses the heady, early days of quantum mechanics, and the upheavals in the art and political worlds that coincided with those discoveries, in a talk titled, “Fin de Siecle: A Collage of Arts and Sciences in Turmoil,” at Southworth Planetarium (96 Falmouth St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Free. 780-4249. usm.maine.edu/planet.