I spent a while on Friday morning talking about the physics of the Olympics with a couple of science classes in Tennessee and Lawrence Norris from the National Society of Black Physicists, organized by Adam “@2footgiraffe” Taylor. This was done via a Google hangout, so the video is recorded on YouTube:
The recording seems to have mostly remained on my video feed, which is a little unfortunate. Lawrence didn’t have a camera, though, so he’s a disembodied voice. I liked the first question– “What Olympic event involves the least physics?”– though it’s a tricky one to answer.
Anyway, it was a fun conversation, and since the video is there, and Adam okayed it, I thought I’d share it.