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.
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 […]