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World of Physics Lecture: What's Physics Got To Do With Sports?
Start Date: 5/1/2015Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 5/1/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Chang Kee Jung
Prof. Jung introduced and developed two new courses at Stony Brook: "Light, Color and Vision" and "Physics of Sports" for non-science major students. In particular, his "Physics of Sports" is the first such course in the U.S. and most likely in the world. He has been interviewed numerous times by various media for his expertise in particle physics as well as physics of sports. He truly loves sports and follows all NY areas sports teams.

Sports occupies an important part of American life as well as other parts of the world. It is often difficult to flip through the TV channels without encountering sports shows. Surprisingly, a large fraction of the intriguing and often spectacular sports actions and feats can be explained using relatively basic physics concepts. In this talk, Prof. Jung will discuss some interesting actions of popular sports using basic concepts in classical mechanics and fluid dynamics. He will also discuss the physics behind football kicking, NYG Odell Beckham, Jr.'s improbable catch, perhaps the greatest catch of all time in NFL history, and the "Deflategate" controversy involving NE Patriots.
Location Information:
West Campus - Earth & Space Sciences Building  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 001

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