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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Millennium Maths Project public lectures > Mathematics and Smallpox

## Mathematics and SmallpoxAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Professor Tom Körner, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
- Saturday 23 March 2013, 14:00-15:00
- Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge CB3 0WA.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact mmp. Cambridge Science Festival free public talk One of the earliest applications of mathematics to medicine was Bernoulli’s study 250 years ago of the efficacy of vaccinating against smallpox, which in the 18th century killed hundreds of thousands of people a year. Join Professor Tom Körner as he explores Bernoulli’s work, and investigates how the arguments and ideas involved remain relevant and interesting today. This talk is part of the Cambridge Science Festival. No booking required, but please arrive in good time. Suggested age range: 14 – adult For more information see http://www.mmp.maths.org/mmp-events This talk is part of the Millennium Maths Project public lectures series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All CMS events
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