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Mathematics and Smallpox

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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

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