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The physics behind Olympic sports


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Speaker: Mr Stephen Till CEng CPhys FInstP

It could be said that physics underpins all sport but does it play a greater role in some Olympic sports? 

This talk takes an overview of the role physics plays and whether there is a limit to what athletes can achieve. The approach is descriptive rather than analytical, although the odd equation may slip in.

Doors open at the venue at 18:30 with the talk beginning at 19:00. Please enter the Museum of Making via the Lombe Door.

There will be a bar available for the purchase of refreshments.

Please register for this event, it will help us with our rooming arrangements and allows us to contact you should there be any changes to the event.

Parking is available at the venue.

About the Speaker

Stephen spent many years working at Rolls-Royce in a variety of roles including the design of reactor cores, project management and process improvement before returning to manage the reactor core design department.  Following a reorganisation, Stephen opted for a complete career change and trained as a teacher, where he spent an enjoyable few years trying to persuade the, sometimes reluctant, students of the benefits of science.  Following his retirement he has continued to promote the benefits of physics as the Chair of the IOP Derby Centre.