Dr. John Eric Goff admits that his knowledge of physics doesn’t make him the next Bruce Lee. But it does make him a master of the physical forces at work in martial arts. The University of Lynchburg professor’s new book, “The Physics of Krav Maga,” grapples with how the fighting system takes advantage of center of gravity, leverage, reaction times, and other principles he teaches in the classroom.
A foul ball from a powerful slugger doesn’t give fans much time to react, and it can hit them with the force of a bowling ball dropped from 11 feet high. That’s according to Dr. John Eric Goff, a University of Lynchburg physics professor. In recent weeks, The Washington Post, CBS, and NPR’s All Things […]
What will the Tour de France look like without Chris Froome? Two University of Lynchburg students and physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff are preparing predictions for the annual bike race. Although their model predicts winning times rather than name winners, it’s clear that the race will be different with the British cyclist sitting it […]
When Hobbs Hall opened 60 years ago, there was a mock nuclear reactor control room in the basement. It was off limits to almost everyone on campus. At the time, Dr. Shirley Rosser ’40, a legendary Lynchburg College physics professor, was teaching nuclear physics to a group of sailors who would soon begin driving the […]
With golf’s Ryder Cup only a week away, University of Lynchburg physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff explained the science of the perfect swing and other aspects of the game on a new StarTalk Playing with Science podcast. Dr. Goff, a frequent guest on the show, talked about how humidity levels and types of grass […]
There’s a new “creation space” at Schewel Hall, where faculty and students can create online lessons, presentations, and even parts for telescopes. The space, located in Schewel 342, was a training lab for Lynchburg’s Office of Information Technology and Resources until Charley Butcher, an instructional technology specialist with ITR, thought it could be more than that.
This week, University of Lynchburg physics professor and sports physicist Dr. John Eric Goff appeared on Playing with Science, a podcast on world-famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk radio network. Dr. Goff is a regular guest on the podcast. While the episode was a repeat, it included a new conversation with Dr. Goff about his 2018 […]
Over the past several weeks, University of Lynchburg physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff has been the go-to guy for reporters all over the world when it comes to the physics behind the Telstar 18 ball that’s being used at the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament in Russia.
The design of the 2018 World Cup soccer ball could make a huge difference in the game when the tournament begins in June, according to new research by Lynchburg College physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff. Based on his analysis of the ball’s aerodynamics, the Telstar 18 will soar about 8 or 9 percent less […]
Physics major and Westover Honors student Nick Savino ’19 will spend the summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee, as part of an internship he got through the U.S. Department of Energy. For 10 weeks, he’ll work with scientists and other undergraduate researchers at the lab, which was founded as part of the Manhattan Project in 1943.