The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents “Emerging Diseases, Deadly Lessons” with Carlos Castillo-Chavez at 7:30 p.m., April 12 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
It has been more than two years since confirmation of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa. Now, with the end of the outbreak in sight, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the experience. The global impact of that epidemic, and recent outbreaks of SARS and influenza, offer critical insights on preventing future such crises.
Mathematical biologist Carlos Castillo-Chavez illustrates the crucial role ecological, social, political, and economic factors play in the spread of devastating diseases and their implications for preventing future epidemics.
Carlos Castillo-Chavez is an SFI external professor and a Regents Professor and professor of mathematical biology at Arizona State University. He has co-authored more than 200 scholarly publications. He is a member of the Board of Higher Education at the National Academy of Sciences and serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.
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Below is a recent article related to this talk from American Mathematical Society.
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