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A Tasting Menu of Mathematical Models

A Tasting Menu of Mathematical Models -- What Can They Do and How They Might Help in Your Research

Have you ever been curious whether mathematical models might be useful in your research, but weren't sure how to begin? We invite graduate students, post-docs and faculty to join us for "A Tasting Menu of Models" at NIMBioS. The afternoon will include a presentation about what types of models there are and what they can do for you, a question and answer session about how modeling might fit into your grant proposals, research, and teaching, and some collaborative break-out sessions to talk about areas of research where modeling doesn't yet play a big role, but maybe could.

Models have been useful in diverse fields, ranging from education to political science to public health to psychology to chemistry to engineering and even into the arts. Mathematical models can increase impact and generality of empirical research results from specific systems, help generate novel hypotheses, and help reduce empirical burdens for testing complex interactions. No matter what your field, join us for an afternoon to learn how they can help you!

*Join us for the entire event or feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

The event is free, but registration is required. Registration deadline: Friday, October 12

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Hosted by the new Mathematical Modeling Consulting Center (MMCC) at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

For more information or to schedule a meeting to talk to the modeling center about a project, contact MMCC Director Nina Fefferman at

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:45am to 3:00pm

Philander P. Claxton Education Building, Room 206
1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Catherine Crawley

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