How can Olympic skaters and skiers do the impossible? Why do curlers sweep the ice?
Dr. John Eric Goff makes his All Things Considereddebut on NPR to explain the physics of sports.
Also follow Dr. Goff all week on The Takeaway, a morning news program hosted by John Hockenberry. The Takeaway is a co-production of PRI (Public Radio International) and WNYC Radio in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.
A professor of physics and author of Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports, Dr. Goff is also following the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and providing commentary on his blog, as well as writing a blog for Johns Hopkins University Press.