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A Brief Introduction to the Physics of Baseball

Learn the amazing science behind America's favorite pastime, baseball!

June 30 at Noon

Where:
Online
Age:
All Ages
Length:
60 minutes
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Whether you’re watching from home or the stands, there is nothing quite like the excitement of the first pitch, the roar of the crowd and the thrill of the game! Have you ever wondered how they throw those unhittable pitches or hit those unstoppable home runs? Well, like any sport, it takes a lot of practice, dedication, skill, and yes, science!

Dr. Patrick Woodworth, Assistant Professor of Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University will be joining us LIVE to reveal the secrets and physics behind baseball. Find out what makes a curveball curve, where the sweet spot is on your favorite bat and much more! Dr. Woodworth will be discussing topics like Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, fluids, the Magnus Force and how these concepts apply to baseball. Don’t strike out! If you love baseball make sure to attend this lecture, it’s sure to be a grand slam!

  • What: "A Brief Introduction to the Physics of Baseball," presented by Dr. Patrick Woodworth, Assistant Professor of Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • When: Wednesday, June 30, 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 am on the day of the event.

The Physics of Baseball
A live & free virtual presentation