Brad Pitt’s zombie-attack movie “World War Z” may not seem like a natural jumping-off point for a discussion of mathematics, but in fact movies and maths may have more in common than you might think.Both enable us to build models of the world and explore, say, how an outbreak of zombie-ism might play out, or how an outbreak of an infectious disease like measles would spread.
Mathematician Dr Judy-anne Osborn will discuss how movies can gives us deep insight into one possibility, while mathematics enables us to explore, at all once, millions of scenarios, and see where the critical differences lie.
Refreshments from 5:30 pm
The Shine Dome, Gordon St, Acton, ACT 2601
$6 entry, free parking