Lecturer discusses physics of athletic performance

| January 23, 2013

Lynchburg College physics professor John Eric Goff will present “Physics Goodies from the London Olympics” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Sweet Briar College’s Guion Science Center. The lecture will be held in Heuer Auditorium.

Goff will discuss athletes’ performances during the 2012 Summer Games through the lens of his expertise. “From Usain Bolt’s Olympic record in the 100-meter dash to Missy Franklin’s dominance in the pool, physics helps us understand what makes those achievements great and enhances our appreciation of modern athletes performing at the pinnacle of the métier,” he says in an abstract of the lecture.

The talk is intended for general audiences and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, email pporter-stransky@sbc.edu or call 381-6447.

Category: Physics