Lates: From studs to turf: the mechanics of football traction on artificial turf

02 July 2024 21:10 - 21:30 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

Can synthetic turf surfaces provide a good alternative to natural grass in sports? Join Professor Steph Forrester as she deep dives into the world of artificial turf and the impact these surfaces have on climate change, sustainability, play performance and safety.

Steph Forrester is Professor of Sports Engineering and Biomechanics at the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University, with over 20 years of experience in research and industry.  

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre room on Tuesday 2 July 2024, 9.10pm — 9.30pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for over 18s
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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