Category Archives: Scholarship

Stuff I’m studying, or being studied by, or both.

engaging abstract of the week

“In summary, a zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of civilisation, unless it is dealt with quickly. While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may lead to coexistence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of the undead is to hit hard and hit often. As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.”
(Munz, Hudea, Imad and Smith, Mathematical Modelling of a Zombie Infection, Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress, chapter 4, pp 135-156, Nova Press 2009)


Ran across Scirus while reading blogs; it’s a search engine for the quantitative sciences including parts of the Deep Web, with fairly glowing reviews. Built by Elsevier, and yet open and free. Cool, huh?