University of Lynchburg physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff continues to serve as a frequent guest on Playing with Science, a StarTalk Radio podcast about the science of sports. This week, the show published a recently recorded session in which Dr. Goff explained the physics necessary for a quarterback to throw a successful Hail Mary […]
Dr. John Eric Goff has joined the regular cast of a new podcast that explains the science of sports. “Playing with Science” is “where geeks and jocks collide,” according to StarTalk’s announcement of the new podcast. The show features sports analyst Gary O’Reilly and comedian Chuck Nice as hosts, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is another recurring […]
Chad Hobson ’17 and Zach Betterton ’17 spent last semester building one device after another: a traffic light with a button pedestrians can push for a safe crossing. A fan that can make a golf ball hover at a steady height. A set of sensors that graph real-time temperature data on a computer screen. The crowning achievement […]
Assistant Professor of Physics Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory
The International Sports Engineering Association accepted two papers by Dr. John Eric Goff and Chad Hobson ’17 for a conference in the Netherlands in July 2016. The papers discuss their use of physics to study both the Tour de France and soccer ball aerodynamics.
A University of Lynchburg physics professor and a student have made some incredibly precise predictions for the Tour de France this year. In the last two weeks of the race, they hope to see their predictions hold true again and again. Dr. John Eric Goff is well known for his research and writing about the […]
Tara Steiner ’15 was featured in the News & Advance for her role in the discovery of what could be “active asteroids.” Although astronomical research is usually associated with physics, rather than her environmental studies major, LC gave her the opportunity to apply her lifelong love of the stars to academics. Read the News & […]
On Thursday, OZY media published a story about Stephen Curry, “Basketball’s Ultimate Long Shot,” the Golden State Warriors point guard who received more votes for this year’s NBA All-Star Game than any other player. OZY sought out Dr. Eric Goff, a University of Lynchburg physics professor and a sports physics expert, to analyze Curry’s incredible accuracy. […]
Active asteroids like these were only identified for the first time in 2006, and it may be that Tara Steiner ’15 has discovered one or two more.
At Lynchburg College, students develop close working relationships with faculty both in the classroom and beyond. Some, like physics student Chad Hobson ’17, say that the opportunity to participate in student/faculty research is one of the most beneficial experiences during college.