Some ideas, products or behaviours experience explosions of popularity. Paradoxically, this is often observed for products that are not appealing at first sight. Join us to find out how maths can explain the paradox and see how similar ideas could be used to save more lives by vaccinating fewer people.
Speaker: Dr Paco Perez-Reche, Physics, University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen's Cafe Scientifique Aberdeen City series takes place monthly in Waterstone's Union Bridge book store in Aberdeen's Union Street. Sessions run from January through to October and are free to attend. No booking is required and places are allocated on a first-come basis. All the events are pitched at a very accessible level and give ample time for audience questions and discussion.
This event is part of British Science Week 2018 in Aberdeen. See the full programme here abdn.ac.uk/engage/bsw/