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Math Encounters

"Top Picks: How mathematics can be used to rank sports teams"

featuring John Urschel

Wednesday, February 9 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)


How good is your team?  In any sports league, a team's win/loss record is often used to measure success.  But in large leagues where not all teams play each other, often this simple win/loss record doesn't fully answer the question.  Join mathematician John Urschel, a former professional football player himself, to discover how a little bit of math can go a long way in answering this and other related questions.

Special introduction by Christina Lewis, Founder and President of All Star Code.

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February 9, 2022 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm
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