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Zombie epidemics - Mathematical modelling of the apocalypse menu

Zombie epidemics - Mathematical modelling of the apocalypse

Speaker: 
Oliver Williams
Date/Time: 
Tue, 05/12/2017 - 12:00
Room: 
W316

The modelling of the spread of epidemics forms a large and active area of research. The onset of a zombie apocalypse seems like an ideal time to make use of this work… if we are not prepared then how can we hope to survive? But zombies don’t seem to work like the flu, so we have to make some adaptations to the older models. I will go through some cases of how traditional epidemics are studied, and then how the models can be adapted to help forecast the end of the world.