• Tue
    Dr David James (Sheffield Hallam University )

    Sport captures the imagination, ignites passion and creates heroes. Whilst we love to shroud sport in mystique and elevate our greatest athletes to the status of Demigod, the laws of physics can explain even the most extraordinary sporting phenomena. Athletes may try to bend the rules of the game,  but they can never break the laws of physics.

    Dr David James (Sheffield Hallam University) will discuss the physics of cricket and explain why swing bowling may not be as dependent on the Headingley cloud cover as one might think.   He will also speak about the significant technological advances that his research centre contributed to Team GB in preparation for London 2012.