Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Of Jocks and Graph Laplacians

I first read the story via Jason Rosenhouse here:

...just a brief post about a journal article (that you may have been awaiting... or, NOT): "A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians" by mathematician John Urschel... who, just happens to play pro lineman for the Baltimore Ravens football team.
Who knew!?...

The story has received some significant coverage, including this audio piece at NPR:

also, from Huffington Post:

and at Bloomberg news:

Urschel's Erdös number, by the way, is now 4 (rather better, I dare say, than Peyton Manning's).

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