Two bits of news. First, I just released my latest podcast episode with the amazing John Urschel:
John Urschel received his bachelors and masters in mathematics from Penn State and then went on to become a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. During his second season, Urschel began his graduate studies in mathematics at MIT alongside his professional football career. Urschel eventually decided to retire from pro football to pursue his real passion, the study of mathematics, and he completed his doctorate in 2021. Urschel is currently a scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study where he is actively engaged in research on graph theory, numerical analysis, and machine learning. In addition, Urschel is the author of Mind and Matter, a New York Times bestseller about his life as an athlete and mathematician, and has been named as one of Forbes 30 under 30 for being an outstanding young scientist.
Second, I’ve renamed my podcast to The Cartesian Café. After some thoughts and discussions with friends, the previous name Deep Jam didn’t convey what the subject matter of the podcast was about. I hope the new name speaks for itself.