093: The Physics of Baseball with Alan Nathan

Alan Nathan has been a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois since 1977, but for the past 10 years, he has expanded his research interests to focus on the physics of baseball. His work looks at the dynamics of the collision between the ball and bat and the aerodynamics of a baseball in flight. On this episode of The Show About Science, he joins Nate to talk about what every baseball player should understand about physics and how that knowledge could improve their game.

Read more about Alan’s work here: http://baseball.physics.illinois.edu/

Our theme song was composed by Jeff, Dan and Theresa Brooks. Additional music on this episode comes from Epidemic Sound.

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