It’s summer, so that means Dr. John Eric Goff, the University of Lynchburg’s go-to guy when it comes to sports physics, is making the rounds in the media. Recently, he’s been talking and writing about the Tour de France and the upcoming FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, to be held in Qatar in November.
Lynchburg physics professor making the rounds in Olympics coverage
Dr. John Eric Goff, the University of Lynchburg’s go-to guy when it comes to sports physics, has been making the rounds in the media recently, talking and writing about the 2022 Winter Olympics, which are currently underway in Beijing.
Lynchburg celebrates 2021 faculty awards
At a socially distanced ceremony outside Hopwood Hall on Thursday afternoon, Associate Provost Dr. Chip Walton announced the winners of this year’s faculty awards.
New book explains Krav Maga physics
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.
Physics professor explains foul ball flight speeds for NPR and other media
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 […]
Physics professor and students prepare to predict Tour de France without Froome
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 […]
NSF grant will help University of Lynchburg prepare STEM teachers
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Lynchburg a $1.4 million grant to help prepare science and math teachers who can reach more students. The grant, part of […]
New historical marker honors University’s connection with nuclear history
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, […]
Fore! Physics professor analyzes science of the Ryder Cup
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 […]
Faculty, students putting new ‘creation space’ to good use
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.