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The Mathematics of Smallpox

Prof. Tom Körner, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Date Icon Week 3, Tuesday
Time Icon 8:15pm

Smallpox is a dreadful disease. In the 18th century a method for preventing it was introduced into Europe - but the method itself was dangerous. Daniel Bernoulli’s discussion of the resulting dilemma remains relevant.

Tom Körner is the author of a number of mathematical books, including, The Pleasures of Counting and Naive Decision Making.