Cutting Edge 2012: Behind Athletics
Nationwide, England (Yorkshire & the Humber)
7pm - 8.30pm
Throughout 2012, join world-class researchers and top Team GB and Paralympics GB stars, in locations across the UK, to see amazing athletic demonstrations, discuss elite performance and share your views on the research behind the UK’s sporting achievements. Cutting Edge 2012 is a Research Councils UK initiative, in partnership with the Royal Institution, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Institute of Engineering and Technology and PODIUM (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games).
Modern athletics draws on a huge variety of cutting-edge research to push the boundaries of achievement. In the dramatic setting of Sheffield’s EIS Team GB legend Roger Black will be joined by Professor Chris Cooper an expert in the physiology of top athletes and Dr Rob Harle, a lead researcher in the development of innovative video and body sensor technologies to aid the training of both novice and elite athletes. Professor Steve Haake, one of the UK’s top sports scientists, will host this interactive and thought-provoking evening, featuring live athletics demonstrations and Dr David James will lead discussions on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance.
Please note this event takes place at;
English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield
Cutting Edge 2012 is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.