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

featuring John Urschel

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)

(in person)

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.

This event will take place in person at MoMath at 11 East 26th Street.

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Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.

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February 9, 2022 7:00 pm   through   8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566

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