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.
Lynchburg College Dr. Eric Goff has built on his reputation of sports physics expertise by lending his voice in nationally known podcasts and Internet radio segments. In 2017, he appeared in more than 20 episodes explaining the physics behind unbelievable NFL catches, soccer phenomena, and more.
Best known for his precise, physics-based predictions of the Tour de France, Dr. Eric Goff has started providing physics commentary on NFL games for a show on the TuneIn internet radio network. His next appearance on 1st and Goal will be Sunday, October 22.
During the academic year, Nick Savino ’19 is a busy guy. The junior from Bristol, Connecticut, is a physics major with minors in math, history, and business. He’s a Westover Honors student and a member of Lynchburg’s varsity tennis team. This summer, Nick applied his laser-sharp focus on a unique project, spending more than 200 […]
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 […]
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.