What does the equation $e^{2x}=1x$ have to do with epidemiology?
An important goal of epidemiology is to predict the spread of infectious diseases.
We will see how relatively simple mathematical models are used to generate such predictions,
as well as how they are used to guide public health interventions.

Welcome to the Math Club home page!
The math club meets once a week in the Winter term, on Thursday evenings for about an hour. It is intended for anyone interested in mathematics, whether they are a math major or not.
At each meeting a speaker will discuss an interesting idea in mathematics. We try to pick topics that can be understood without much background. An ideal topic is one which starts with something simple, and by exploring its twists and turns, leads to something unexpectedly deeper.
The goal is to show mathematics the way that mathematicians see it: a living subject full of deep and intertwining ideas, growing naturally out of our desire to understand the fundamental concepts of space and number.
Date  Topic  Speaker  

Jan.  23  A short proof of the sensitivity conjecture  Ivan Dimitrov  
30  Find the equation of this curve  Peter Taylor  
Feb.  6  Breaking the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus?  Francesco Cellarosi  
13  Can one summarize a text without reading it?  Atabey Kaygun  
27  Random walks and a truncation of Pascal's triangle  Jamie Mingo  
Mar.  5  Buffon's needle problem  Anup Dixit  
12  What does $e^{2x}=1x$ have to do with epidemiology?  Troy Day  
19  — Cancelled —  M. Ram Murty  
26  — Cancelled —  Abdul Zalloum  
Apr.  2  — Cancelled —  Ruth Charney 
The meetings are Thursdays in Jeff 118 from 17:30–18:30.
To suggest a topic for the Math Club, or to find out further information, please email Ivan Dimitrov, Mike Roth, or Greg Smith .
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Winter 2020 
Queen's University 
Kingston, Ontario 