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Epidemics, Societies, and Math: How Disease Changes Animal Evolution

Nina Fefferman, professor in the UT Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics and director of NIMBioS, will present “Epidemics, Societies, and Math: How Disease Changes Animal Evolution,” Friday, March 5 via Zoom.

Animals, including humans, have had to evolve in order to balance the risk of catching infectious diseases from each other against the need for social contact and useful group organization. In her presentation, Professor Fefferman will use mathematical modeling to show how some of the behavioral patterns we see in nature achieve this balance really efficiently. She will try to apply some of these lessons to human society today.

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The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, March 5 from noon to 1 p.m. 

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Please note, registration is required for the webinar. Once approved, you will receive a link to view the webinar. All registrations must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 5 to be approved.

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Health & Wellness, Science


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


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College of Arts and Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics


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Amanda Womac

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