A Star is Born: Physics Professor Lou Bloomfield's TV Show to Debut in December

Nov. 28, 2007 — A bowling ball. A Gibson electric guitar neck. Hundreds of jelly beans.

The nifty souvenirs are among the best perks of Louis Bloomfield’s new gig as co-host of the Discovery Channel’s upcoming show “Some Assembly Required.”

“I end up with so many cool things,” said Bloomfield, who has taught physics at the University of Virginia since 1985. “Sadly, they didn’t give me a Steinway grand piano when we visited their factory. I wouldn’t mind one though.”

Bloomfield, a popular U.Va. professor who teaches physics to non-science majors, will debut Dec. 26 as the science expert on "Some Assembly Required," alongside co-host Brian Unger, a former Daily Show correspondent.

Read the story in the Charlottesville Daily Progress.