Monster Math

We have a special treat coming up next week for Halloween.  Dr. Bard Ermentrout will be speaking about zombies and vampires.  See the abstract below for all the spooky details.

Note that this is an in-person talk.  Also, although we cannot have food at the meeting due to COVID restrictions, there will be some treats to take home with you.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 11:00

Thackeray Hall

Speaker Information
G. Bard Ermentrout
University of Pittsburgh

Abstract or Additional Information

There is an impending doom that the undead will once again populate the Earth. In this talk, I will describe the mathematics behind this invasion. First, using scientific zombie data, I will discuss and analyze the population dynamics of zombie infestations and how it may be possible to overcome them. After, I will talk about some advances in the science of Vampirology with former Pitt math major Jackie Ruchti. In the presence of vampire killers, oscillations can emerge between the populations of vampires and their victims.