Dr. Lawrence Rocks, LIU Post Chemistry professor who authored “The Energy Crisis” in 1972 and worked with Congress to create the Department of Energy, was featured on MLB Network TV live at Disney World at the MLB winter meetings.

An area of interest for Rocks is sports chemistry, particularly how temperature affects baseball’s performance.

Rocks had teamed up with St. Louis Cardinal’s Paul DeJong to complete a lab experiment proving that at a maximum temperature of 80 degrees, baseballs achieve the most bounce.