The Physics of Baseball
This year on February 8th, Dr. Alan Nathan from the University of Illinois will speak about The Physics of Baseball. Dr. Nathan is a professor emeritus of physics and is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the physics of baseball.
- Title: "The Physics of Baseball"
- Speaker: Dr. Alan M. Nathan
- Date: Friday, February 8th, 7:00pm
- Venue: Amoco Hall (Room 1C01), Swearingen Engineering Center, Columbia, SC
Dr. Nathan's talk was sponsored by Carolina Science Outreach and the University of South Carolina’s Athletics Department, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Physics & Astronomy.
Meet Dr. Nathan
Dr. Alan M. Nathan has been a Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Illinois since 1977. His research specialty is experimental nuclear/particle physics, with over 80 publications in scientific journals to his credit. In the past decade or so, he has expanded his research interests to include the physics of baseball and has published numerous papers in this area. He has given many talks on the subject, from audiences ranging from those primarily interested in physics to those primarily interested in baseball--and everywhere in between. He has served on panels advising organizations such as MLB, the NCAA, and USA Baseball on issues related to bat performance. Visit his website for more information.