Health & Science
1:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Want to Fight Disease? Do Your Math Homework

Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez, once a cheese factory worker, now a math professor who wants to stop the spread of disease through mathematics
Credit Arizona State University

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews mathematical biologist Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez.

A common complaint among school kids who don't want to learn their math is that it's not important in the real world. While there is a lot of theory in math, a growing body of researchers are proving this notion wrong by applying math in some surprisingly relevant ways.

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