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.
Lynchburg College 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 Pass […]
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 […]
Assistant Professor of Physics Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory
A Lynchburg College 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 physics […]
Assistant Professor of Physics 434.544.8184 *protected email*
Professor of Physics Chair of the Physics Department 434.544.8646 *protected email* Hobbs 412 Dr. Goff’s personal pages Degrees and Certifications PhD in Physics, Indiana University, 1999 Thesis: Theory of Photon-Drag Effect in Simple Metals MS in Physics, Indiana University, 1993 BS in Physics and Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 1992 Experience/Background University of Sheffield (UK), Visiting Professor, […]
Dean of the School of Sciences Professor of Physics 434.544.8368 *protected email* Education BS in Physics – University of Lynchburg, 1962 MS in Physics – The University of Virginia, 1966 PhD in Physics – The University of Virginia, 1967 Additional Graduate Study in Physics – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1970-71-72 (summers) […]