Scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez explores the science behind one of America’s favorite games. With a clear-eyed empirical approach—and an exuberant affection for the game—Ramirez will address topics sure to fascinate scientists and football fans alike, including concussions—and why, surprisingly, woodpeckers don’t get them—to how the risk aversion of primates is actually linked to decision-making in football coaches.
Listen to Ainissa's Story Collider tale of how she went from football newbie to writing a football book.
Her radio interview offers surprising ideas on protecting football players.
A talk at the MIT Sports Analytics Conference on Newton’s Football: The Stealthy Science of the NFL
An educational approach to Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education for Edutopia