About Colin White

Colin White began his career as a software engineer working on guidance systems before joining the academic fraternity as a physics lecturer, teaching microwaves and computer science while researching ferrite applications. He branched for a short time into geology to work on climate models, and latterly into sports science working on the dynamics of breast motion and sport projectile dynamics. He is the author of Projectile Dynamics in Sport – Principles and Applications, published by Routledge. He is supposed to have retired three years ago, and yet strangely still finds himself with project students, tutorials and lectures. He happily draws the line at marking though!

Problems can be opportunities to teach and learn

On March 13, 2015

I moved house just recently. It’s a lovely location with views over hills and moors. More specifically, in the distance, we have a panorama that is largely Dartmoor. Geologically, as you are most likely aware, we are talking a solid granite base, which occasionally erupts into the rugged and beautiful raised tors. So, somewhere under […]

So long, Sid

On January 30, 2015

As we get older, one aspect of the festive season becomes increasingly evident, an issue that younger readers may not have considered. It concerns the Christmas cards that do not arrive. Or, alternatively, they do arrive, but with a short note sadly informing us of the demise of a loved one. This year we had […]

An idler’s guide to physics (part 1)

On February 6, 2014

I didn’t have a lot of time between my Second Year Electromag II lecture and the Antennas lecture to my MSc group, but the determined lecturer can do a lot with one hour. So, not waiting to see if any of my second year students wanted a post-lecture discourse with me, I dashed out of […]

The zombie myths of physics

On October 29, 2013

Somerset County Cricket Club bar and a key player sits next to me and orders a pint. We strike up a conversation. I am flattered that he remembers that we’ve met once before, even more so when he says: “Course, you’re the guy who wrote that book about cricket balls, aren’t you?”