Sports physicist John Eric Goff will present "Great Science of Great Sports at the World Cup and Tour de France" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Northern Michigan University. The talk will be held in room 2906 of the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.
Goff is a professor at Lynchburg College in Virginia. He will discuss such topics as the differences, from a physics standpoint, between the soccer balls used in the 2014 Brazilian World Cup and the 2010 South African World Cup. He will also dive into the caloric output of a Tour de France bicyclist in terms of fast-food hamburgers. Goff's work relating to the physics of athletics has been highlighted by The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR) and Scientific American.
For more information, contact the NMU Physics Department at 227-2450.