I wonder why this is the first time I've heard of this guy. Reading some of his tweets in the deadspin article, his enthusiasm is inspiring! It's too bad though that a lot of the comments kind of dismiss him as a freak (genius) and don't acknowledge the message he's trying to convey about the beauty of mathematics; one need not be a genius to develop such an appreciation.
"I play because I love the game. I love hitting people. There's a rush you get when you go out on the field, lay everything on the line and physically dominate the player across from you. This is a feeling I'm (for lack of a better word) addicted to, and I'm hard-pressed to find anywhere else. My teammates, friends and family can attest to this: When I go too long without physical contact I'm not a pleasant person to be around. This is why, every offseason, I train in kickboxing and wrestling in addition to my lifting, running and position-specific drill work. I've fallen in love with the sport of football and the physical contact associated with it."
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"A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians" was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. It's not Urschel's first paper.
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