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Science of Sports

Saturday, May 31, 2008
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fans of all ages found something to cheer about when science and sports united. Olympic athletes and NBA players joined top neurologists, physicists, nutritionists, and trainers, to demonstrate just what it takes to be the best in the world and why science is a major player.

Sports fans of all ages found something to cheer about when science and sports brought their A-games to New York University’s Cole Sport Center. Scientists and athletes explored the physics and physiology of the human body as they relate to basketball, skiing, running and more. The program was a lively mix of action, audience participation and video, creating the excitement of a live sporting event. Olympic athletes and NBA players joined professional trainers, physicists and nutritionists to demonstrate just what it takes to be the best in the world and why science is a major player.

Participants

David EaglemanNeuroscientist, Author

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, best-selling author, and Guggenheim Fellow who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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Tom CrawfordCo-founder of Altheus, Managing Partner of High Performance Associates

Tom Crawford has been helping athletes, executives and teams across the U.S. perform at their highest levels for over 20 years — from youth programs to Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball association.

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