Physics and the Games: a winning formula – Video

The Institute of Physics (IOP) runs an annual lecture tour which visits many schools in Great Britain. These tours aim to enthuse and engage, showing how physics is a relevant and interesting topic. The Centre for Sports Engineering Research is very lucky to have been involved with the tour on two separate occasions. In 2012 Leon Foster […]

Cutting Edge 2012 – Videos

During the run up to the Olympics six events (hosted by Research Councils UK and the Royal Institution) were held across the country, each one explored the role of technological research in sport. The evenings had a number of different guest speakers which discussed and explored six different areas: Technological ‘doping’ Cycling Diving Sailing Athletics […]

New Videos Category

We’re lucky to have a few members of the research centre that tirelessly travel the country, showcasing the work we do to hundreds of people. We’re also lucky that there’s often someone with a camera to record these events. For this reason we’ve decided to dedicate a corner of the blog to the videos and […]

How do you become a Sports Engineer?

Judging by the number of questions we’ve received lately from London, our exhibition is being well received. A lot of people are asking how to become a sports engineer, specifically which degree they should take to help them on this chosen career path. Firstly, we’re very pleased to hear so many people interesting in studying […]

Professor Haake and the Royal Institution

Professor Haake has been working with the Royal Institution over the past few months to create a series of impressive videos exploring the world of technology in sport. They are available to view on the website but I’ve also embedded the videos below so you can view them on our blog too. Take a look […]

Is tennis spinning out of control?

Yesterday, the Sunday Times reported that some professional tennis players (allegedly) spray their strings with silicon to help them generate spin (Link to report in The Australian due to Times’ paywall). Spin plays an important role in Tennis, top-spin generates a vertical force which cause the ball to dip, this allows a player to keep […]

Professor Haake, Engineering Sport film with the Royal Institution

Professor Haake has been working with the Royal Institution on a series of films exploring the world of sport, technology and engineering. Not only that but they’ve launched with the very same name as our blog! The collection of films will be available soon, but for now you can get a taste by viewing the […]