Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Math in the Media: NFL Mathematician??

I am often asked what kinds of careers can a mathematician construct for themselves.  There are many answers to this question, and in full generality, the list is long and very diverse.  However, I recently found a new one:  Professional American football player!!  

It seems that our very own John Urschel, a guard of the Baltimore Ravens ("our very own" because we are here in Baltimore after all), is a mathematician whose recent paper "A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fielder Vector of Graph Laplacians” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Computational Mathematics.  Mr. Urschel received his Masters Degree in Mathematics from Penn State and was drafted by the Ravens last year.

One can find mathematicians in the oddest of places, no?  One just has to look carefully....

...although in this case, it is not hard to see.  Mr. Urschel's is on Twitter.  His name??


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