John Urschel and Louisa Thomas - Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football

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Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Urschel’s riveting memoir could sound like the story of two different men. One discovered the thrill of football in high school, went on to play at Penn State, and then pursued a professional career as offensive lineman with the Baltimore Ravens. The other grew up fascinated by puzzles and showed such an affinity for math that he audited a college-level calculus course at age 13, then earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in mathematics. Now a PhD candidate at MIT, Urschel, with his partner, Louisa Thomas, author of two prior books and a former Grantland writer and editor, recounts his remarkable story, which includes the scandal involving Sandusky and Paterno at Penn State, pivotal games against top teams, mathematical theorems, the orbit of an asteroid, and the work of Alan Turing.


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Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football By John Urschel, Louisa Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224865
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Press - May 14th, 2019

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