Your Days are Numbered: Dynamics of Zombies & Vampires

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 17:00
704 Thackeray

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The Zombie Apocolypse is nigh. The only way to prevent this epidemiological disaster is with careful realistic mathematical models. I will present several models based on population dynamics that show the dynamics of zombie outbreaks. Careful attention to data gathered in the field (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Shawn of the Dead) will allow us to construct predictive models of these increasingly common infestations. We will contrast outbreaks of the Zombius Romerica with those of Vampires. We develop some new models of vampire attacks that indicate that there may be cycles of outbreaks that have periods of hundreds of years.

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