Tagged: rugby

Why do so many fear the bicycle? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 14, 2017

By Prof Alistair Woodward, Auckland University “It is too dangerous.” This is the reason given most commonly for not riding a bike on the road in New Zealand. In this blog, I summarise a paper we have just published quantifying the risk of cycling injury. We found it to be low compared to other activites that New Zealanders commonly engage … Read More

Scifest – heading south for a dose of science - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 22, 2016

We are less than a month out from the New Zealand International Science Festival, the biennial showcase of events, lectures, art and people that sees Dunedin become science-central for a full week. The festival runs July 8- 16. This year’s line-up looks particularly good. I’ll be heading down myself and am particularly looking forward to hosting a panel discussion on … Read More

Rugby fans – get physical - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 12, 2011

Here in New Zealand,  the Rugby World Cup has taken over. Just in time for the tournament the University of Otago has a new book to help rugby nuts get physical; others will have to scour bookstores. Clearly a rugby-mad man, Ph.D.-welding theoretical physicist Trevor Lipscombe has written The physics … Read More