This NFL Player Is Better At Math Than You Are

March 24, 2015 7:45 PM

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This NFL Player Is Better At Math Than You Are

An NFL Player could totally do your job. Could you do his? John Urschel, a 6'3", 300-pound mountain of a man, plays guard for the Baltimore Ravens and just published his third peer-reviewed paper in a math journal. This one is called "A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians."

Urschel is a regular researcher on numerical linear algebra, multigrid methods, spectral graph theory, and machine learning. He could also literally throw you, as he has competed in shot put and discus. Oh, and just for fun, he studied the orbits of asteroids and published a paper on that, too.

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