Northwestern University

Apr
24
Mon 4:00 PM

Dirk Brockmann: Complexity, Networks and Disease Dynamics

When: Monday, April 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, LR4, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: One Book One Northwestern   847.467.2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

Co-Sponsor(s):
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The last decade has witnessed the emergence and global spread of new, often highly contagious and virulent pathogens that spread across the globe in a matter of weeks or months. Emergent infectious diseases have not only become a key threat to global public health, but carry the potential of yielding major economic crises. Understanding and predicting the geographic spread of emergent infectious diseases has become a major challenge to epidemiologists, public health organizations and policy makers. Large-scale computer simulations that integrate methods from statistical physics, complex network theory and dynamical systems theory have become a key tool in this context. Dirk Brockmann will report on state-of-the art research in this area and will focus on the role that network science plays in understanding disease dynamics in small and large scale populations. 

Dirk Brockmann, Physicist and Professor at the Institute for Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin, will report on state-of-the-art research in this area and will focus on the role that network science plays in understanding disease dynamics in small and large scale populations. 

 

This talk is co-sponsored by NICO and ESAM

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