Hockey season is winding to a close, and that’s good news for Professor Lou Bloomfield, who will now have a little extra time in his busy schedule. During the season, he produces a video segment - shown on cable TV and the stadium JumboTron, explaining the science of this sport.
Lou Bloomfield has been a professor of physics at the University of Virginia for nearly 30 years, He teaches a course called How Things Work.
“How does a violin work? How does a microwave oven work? What’s static electricity? Why do magnets stick to your refrigerator?”
It’s not unusual for top college professors to win awards – Nobel prizes and Pulitzers – but one member of the University of Virginia faculty was recently honored in a surprising way. Little known in this country, he was knighted by a foreign government.