The Tokyo Olympics is a big hit!
A postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics in Austria won the gold medal in the cycling road race!
Moreover, she defeated the Dutch player Van Vleuten, who had won three world championships before.
The sudden dark horse is really unexpected.
So after crossing the finish line, the Dutch player Van Vleuten thought he had won the gold medal.
And the true champion Anna Kiesenhofer (Anna Kiesenhofer) reached the finish line one minute ago.
After the game, the Dutch team expressed annoyedly:
We totally underestimated her, she didn’t even appear on the list we were going to study.
In fact, it’s no wonder that the Dutch team underestimated their opponents, because for Anna Kisenhof, cycling is just her hobby.
Her real career is a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics. She works at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology, a world-renowned university, where she usually teaches partial differential equations.
And this time to win the gold medal, Anna not only refreshed her life record, but also helped Austria win the first summer Olympic gold medal since 2004.
Netizens can’t help but say that the old saying is right!
Learn mathematics, physics and chemistry well, and you are not afraid to travel all over the world.
You can even win a championship after work.
Everyone is also very curious, how did this mathematics master win the Olympic champion?
I want to see how she calculated the winning formula.
Cycling career started in Cambridge
Anna is an authentic mathematics student. She studied mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and then entered the Emmanuel College of the University of Cambridge, where she received a master’s degree in mathematics in 2012.
In 2016, she received her Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia with a thesis on “Integrable Systems on the b-Symptom Manifold”.
During this period, sports was an important hobby for her. She was an active member of Cambridge University Bicycle Club and Triathlon Club .
But Anna is by no means “playing a ticket” in nature. In 2013, Anna won the second place in the 25-mile women’s team competition at the British University Games.
At the same time, Anna also participated in triathlon competitions, but after being injured, she was unable to participate in running competitions, and began to focus on cycling in 2014.
She later joined a Catalan amateur team and won the Spanish National Cup in 2016.
The 26-year-old Anna signed her first professional contract with Lotto Soudal Women’s Cycling Team. However, after a series of losses, she failed to renew her contract and left the event for a year.
In 2020, Anna returned to the competition as an amateur driver, won the Austrian national road race and time trial championship in one fell swoop, and ranked 20th in the world championship time trial.
However, Anna did not get a professional contract to participate in the Olympics. She can only participate in the competition in a personal way, without a coach or a team.
The Dutch player Van Vleuten obviously ignored Anna’s existence, but Anna’s efforts finally hit a blockbuster.
After Anna won the championship, her alma mater immediately sent blessings:
Her teammates also posted photos of the three holding the trophy 9 years ago.
At that time, I’m afraid no one thought that Anna would one day win the Olympic gold medal.
The winning formula of the mathematics schoolmaster
In fact, Anna may not only show her outstanding athletic prowess this time, but also show the additional skills of the mathematics schoolmaster.
In an interview after the game, she said that she had made a very careful plan for the game:
I made a plan for the race, I checked the time, calculated when and how many kilometers I might complete, how much food I have to eat, and so on. I plan to launch an offensive from the beginning, and I am very happy that I can stay ahead.
In fact, Anna’s position was very high throughout the game. Soon after the start of the race, there was a gap of more than 10 minutes with most players. Such a lead is very rare in women’s bicycle races.
This is why the Dutch players mistakenly think that they are the champions, because Anna is so fast, so fast that people forget her existence.
In the end, she completed the 137-kilometer track in 3 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds.
So, is this winning the championship through stronger computing power than the opponent?
Prior to this, Anna posted a data analysis graph during her training on Twitter.
She uses a CORE thermometer to monitor her body temperature while riding, and pays attention to the body’s functional response when the body temperature exceeds 38.5°C.
And she will also consult the literature to analyze her body function!
Other people’s description of their own state may be just some vernacular, and Anna directly cited the abstract of the paper.
The words in the summary in the screenshot reflect my problem well.
However, unlike what netizens imagined, Anna did not use complex mathematical methods for these data analysis, but uploaded the data to a program for automatic analysis.
So in this wave, computers are the ultimate bosses?
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