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Colloquia

ics Colloquium
Friday, December 3, 2010
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
John Brenkus [Host: Lou Bloomfield]
ESPN
"Sport Science and the Perfection Point"
ABSTRACT:
UVA alum John Brenkus will talk about the science of sport, drawing upon his vast experience as the creator, executive producer, and host of the Emmy Award-winning show “Sport Science” on ESPN. He will also discuss his recent book "The Perfection Point," which debuted at #1 on BarnesAndNoble.com when it was released on September 1. On “Sport Science,” Brenkus has the top athletes on the planet into his state-of-the-art laboratory to uncover sports’ biggest myths and mysteries by using cutting-edge technology to measure momentum, friction and the laws of gravity (Sport Science website). Brenkus often wires himself up and steps in the line of fire against pro athletes to see how a “normal” guy stacks up against the pros (human crash-test dummy video).

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