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Gehrz on the Science of Hockey

Bob Gehrz
Bob Gehrz

School of Astronomy Professor Robert Gehrz participated in a series of short films for NBC Sports called "The Science of NHL Hockey." Gehrz contributes to segments on Kinematics, Force, Impulse, & Collision, Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, and Projectile Motion.

Morris Aizenman, senior scientist for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, an adviser for the joint NSF-NBC venture, knew that Gehrz was a physicist who plays hockey and invited him to participate. Gehrz skated since childhood and has played organized adult hockey in many leagues since 1980. He currently plays in a an Over-60 league with several other employees of the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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