Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO
The Science of Baseball
McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering
Director of the Center for Computational Mechanics
Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.
Want to choose the best bat, hit a home run, catch a fly ball, or strikeout a left-handed hitter? Then you need to take a scientific approach to Baseball. Cardinals' fan David Peters takes on America's favorite pastime—from ball speed and trajectory to the psychology of guessing what the next pitch will be—and he analyses it with math and physics.
Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: about 45 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. No reservations accepted.
Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
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