Zombie mathematics

Just a quick one this time:

Zombie outbreak would be ‘disastrous’

A team of Canadian mathematicians have been picking their large, delectable brains over whether humankind could survive a zombie apocalypse.

Mr. Imad, Philip Munz, Ioan Hudea and Robert J. Smith researched zombies for several months. They used mathematical equations to map several types of outbreak, including a basic model where everyone becomes infected, a scenario where the outbreak was quarantined and a situation where a cure was developed.

They defined zombies as “a reanimated human corpse that feeds on living human flesh.”

The paper is technical but fairly readable.

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