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Canadian mathematicians model zombie attack

  1. Aug 14, 2009 #1
    good to know! :tongue: & it would probably make learning about systems of ODEs much more interesting (or zombie movies much less interesting):

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/zombies/

    they include the citation but not an actual link to the article, which is on robert smith's U of Ottawa page:
    http://www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/~rsmith/Zombies.pdf
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
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  3. Aug 15, 2009 #2
    I can picture math teachers everywhere rejoicing that finally their students will pay attention.
     
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  5. Aug 15, 2009 #4
    MITACS actually funded this. :rofl:
     
  6. Aug 15, 2009 #5
    so did nserc. your tax dollars at work!
     
  7. Aug 15, 2009 #6
    The world does not need to be convinced in the flexibility of mathematics to be used to solve various problems. This research is an embarrassment.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2009 #7
    You say that now, but when they attack...
     
  9. Aug 15, 2009 #8

    Hurkyl

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    Your lack of humor does not justify condemning others who find joy in their work.

    You go on studying abstract populations of type S, Z, and R. I'm going to study zombies. :tongue:
     
  10. Aug 15, 2009 #9
    Scientists are always the first ones to die.


    Because viewers hold less empathy to them as, let's say, the hot female protagonist.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2009 #10

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    Nice! I just nominated this research for the Ig Nobel prize.
     
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