Experts in the Field of Physics of Football


In addition to his work in polarized electron physics at the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, Timothy Gay is a football fan who attended high school with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichek. In past years, his videos using football to explain physics concepts were featured during Husker home games in Memorial Stadium. In 2013, he spoke on “Football: Its Physics and Future” for the Nebraska Lectures Series. He was quoted by the New York Times after the “Deflategate” incident involving the New England Patriots. He is the author of “The Physics of Football: Discover the Science of Bone-Crunching Hits, Soaring Field Goals, and Awe-Inspiring Passes.”