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Knowing how long we have before we interact with a zombie could mean the difference between life, death, and zombification! In this game of impending doom, mathematician Thomas Woolley shows us how math might just be the best weapon we have to surviveā€¦and how strategies to defeat zombies have real-world relevance in the fight against the worldwide spread of contagious disease.

Special introduction by Dr. Leslie Greengard, Courant Institute/NYU and director of the Center for Computational Biology at the Flatiron Institute.

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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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July 5th, 2017 from  4:00 pm to  5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566