Speaker: Jay Walton
Summer Educational Enrichment
SEE Math 2006
Texas A&M University
Open House and Awards Ceremony
Friday June 30, 2006
Parents and Siblings Welcome
Lecture: Mathematics and Biology: A Timely Marriage for the 21st Century
The 19th century was dubbed the Chemistry Century,
the 20th century the Physics Century and the 21st the
Life Sciences Century. While such sweeping pronouncements
are always exaggerations, they do contain much truth.
In particular, the current century is poised to witness truly
amazing advances in the biological and medical sciences,
and mathematics is playing an increasingly key role in many of
those developments. I shall give a brief overview of some of the
many areas of the life sciences in which mathematics is making
fundamental contributions including: modeling the spread of
infectious diseases; modeling the initiation, progression, treatment
and prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer; modeling complex
See the Maple Computer Animations made by the students.
(These will be posted on the web after the awards ceremony.)
© Philip B. Yasskin, 2006.
Last updated June 28, 2006