The Physics of Climbing

Carrot sits down with professionals from the world of Physics, Dave Custer (MIT), Noah Steinberg (University of Michigan), Graham Kribs (University of Oregon), and Holly Krynicki (Caltech University) to discuss the Physics of Climbing and the exciting things happening within those two worlds. 

Physics compress all we do, thus our every move could be traced back to theoretical and practical formulas to explain the ‘Why’ behind our motor abilities. Rock climbing is a physically strenuous discipline where laws of physics are constantly put into place. What would a conversation between climbers who are also immersed in the World of Physics be like?

Joining theDIHEDRAL Podcast on this panel for The Physics of Climbing is a group of intellectuals, scholars, and athletes that share their remarkable ideas on climbing, physics, safety, and technology.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Dave Custer: Teaches interdisciplinary subjects for MITs Experimental Study Group and Writing Program. His research endeavors focus on the testing and evaluation of equipment used in rock climbing and mountaineering.
  • Dr. Graham Kribs: Director of Institute for Fundamental Science of the University of Oregon, Department of Physics. His interest lay in the Effective Field Theory of Models Beyond the Standard Model, Particle Astrophysics, Early Universe Cosmology.
  • Noah Steinberg: Postdoctoral Researcher at Fermilab in the Theory and Neutrino divisions studying neutrino-nucleus interactions. He is also an active rock climber and share a YouTube channel with his girlfriend and former guest Lucia Li.
  • Holly Krynicki: A sport climber and PhD student at Caltech University with an emphasis in Mathematical Physics.

Join us as we cover the topics of climbing, physics, safety, and technology.

We hope you will enjoy listening in as much as we did, and of course this talk couldn’t have happened without our delightful and engaging guests.  

We also want to thank you for listening. You can find the interview on theDIHEDRAL Podcast Here, and listed on most podcasting platforms including Apple, Spotify, and Amazon

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